Musickes Sweetest Joyes
John Dowland / Matthew Locke / Tobias Hume / Christopher Simpson / Robert Jones / William Corkine / Nicolas Lanier

Musickes Sweetest Joyes

Mieneke van der Velden

CCS 21204 - 0723385212041

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Musickes sweetest joyes 'For now my soule delights in heavenly noyse of musickes sweetest joyes'* Because of the gentle melancholy which underlies the instruments sound, the viola da gamba was the instrument par excellence for the music which became fashionable in 17th-century England,. Sadness was the prevailing tone in compositions of the period, as can be heard not only in many of the song texts (Go nightly cares, Like hermit poor) but also in the stately beauty of instrumental works like the Pavins. Fortunately, not all of the music of this period is gloomy or melancholy; many of the suites, with their light-footed dance movements, as well as folk song settings or grounds, provide a welcome contrast. As you study the English repertoire, you are quickly overwhelmed by the vast quantity of glorious music written for the viola da gamba, and curiosity spurs you on to continue reading through new pieces. In England, the gamba was used in various ways and in all sorts of different combinations, so that the instruments possibilities and possibilities for tone color were put to their best use......

Tracklisting
  • 1
    Prelude In D
    01:44
  • 2
    Divisions Upon a Ground
    05:06
  • 3
    A Pavin
    05:35
  • 4
    Coranto
    01:20
  • 5
    The Punckes Delight
    02:17
  • 6
    Cease Leaden Slumber
    04:07
  • 7
    Good againe
    05:31
  • 8
    What Greater Griefe
    02:47
  • 9
    Suite In C Minor/Major
    I. Fantazie
    01:30
  • 10
    Suite In C Minor/Major
    II. Courant
    01:19
  • 11
    Suite In C Minor/Major
    III. Fantazie
    01:16
  • 12
    Suite In C Minor/Major
    IV. Fantazie
    01:46
  • 13
    Suite In C Minor/Major
    V. Saraband
    00:52
  • 14
    Preludium
    01:06
  • 15
    Go Nightly Cares
    06:42
  • 16
    A Piece Without a Title
    01:40
  • 17
    Coranto
    01:24
  • 18
    Lasso Vita Mia
    03:32
  • 19
    Prelude In E
    02:14
  • 20
    Divisions Upon a Ground
    07:47
  • 21
    Like Hermit Poor
    03:17
  • 22
    A Polish Ayre
    01:04
  • 23
    Fain Would I Change That Note
    01:41
  • 24
    A Pavin
    03:22
  • 25
    Coranto
    01:45