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Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres

Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres

Genre : Classic
Released Date : 12 / Apr / 2010
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  1. 01. Dreames and Imaginations
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  2. 02. Fie fie
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  3. 03. Love wing’d my hopes
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  4. 04. Faire women
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  5. 05. Who so is tide
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  6. 06. Whither runneth my sweet hart
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  7. 07. Come sorrow come
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  8. 08. Now what is love
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  9. 09. Loves God is a boy
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  10. 10. Once did I love
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  11. 11. My love bound me with a kisse
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  12. 12. Arise
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  13. 13. Beautie stand further
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“…Therefore predestined for >Chamber Music< in trusted intimacy – and exactly this is what the soprano Nadine Balbeisi and they Lyra-viol specialist Fernando Marin cultivate. As a Duo, Cantar alla Viola holds a rather singular position… The singing is entirely in the prevailing taste of the period, for which the singer has the right feel. It requires affect, but in this particular combination only in small doses. Fernando Marin used performance technique advice from writings by Gannasi and Castiglione. He leads the bass line smoothly, like a second singer, and with as equally clean gestures, effortlessly creates the supportive harmonies. It is something for fine ears in romantic hours of early baroque.”
From the Magazine “Concerto” G8128 April/May 2010

The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres (1601) by Robert Jones is a collection of 21 songs “set out to the Lute and Bass Viol the plain way, or the Bass by tablature after the lyre fashion.” The manuscript includes a part for lyra-viol in bass tablature to accompany one voice, which is the version we have chosen for this interpretation. Owing to the mixed scordatura (different tunings of the open strings) and the sympathetic strings, the lyra-viol accompanies and carries the voice well and sustains the polyphony like an organ. Thus is the polyphony preserved in its complete harmony and magnificence while enabling the beautiful Elizabethan poetry to become the protagonist in this marvelous renaissance portrait.

Titles: Dreames and Imaginations/ Fie fie/ Love wing’d my hopes/ Faire women / Who so is tide / Whither runneth my sweet hart / Come sorrow come / Now what is love / Loves God is a boy / Once did I love / My love bound me with a kisse / Arise / Beautie stand further / O how my thoughts doe beat me / Daintie darling / Mee thought this other night / Over these brookes / To sigh and to be sad / My love is neither yoong nor olde / Did ever man / Love is a bable.

Sound Producer and Editor: John Hadden
Label: La Mà de Guido.

01. Dreames and Imaginations // Cantar alla Viola - Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
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  1. 01. Dreames and Imaginations // Cantar alla Viola - Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
  2. 02. Fie fie // Cantar alla Viola - Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
  3. 03. Love wing’d my hopes // Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
  4. 04. Faire women // Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
  5. 05. Who so is tide // Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
  6. 06. Whither runneth my sweet hart // Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
  7. 07. Come sorrow come // Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
  8. 08. Now what is love // Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
  9. 09. Loves God is a boy // Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
  10. 10. Once did I love // Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
  11. 11. My love bound me with a kisse // Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
  12. 12. Arise // Robert Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres
  13. 13. Beautie stand further // Jones: The Second Booke of Songs and Ayres