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Ornythology: Byrd and Friends - CD

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The fourth recording by The Venere Lute Quatet, Ornythology is a program of music from the courts of Elizabeth I and James I featuring well known music arranged for lute quartet. These familiar pieces are heard here with the intricate interplay of four instruments, giving a new appreciation of the beautiful complexity in the tunes and polyphony that characterize the English Renaissance. The recording features instruments made by Grant Tomlinson and natural gut strings from Gamut Music.

Ornythology: Byrd and Friends

William Byrd

1. Though Amaryllis dance in green
2. The Queen’s Alman
3. Pavan
4. Galliard
5. Sellinger’s Round

Thomas Tallis

6. O sacrum convivium
7. If ye love me

William Byrd

8. Siderum rector
9. Non vos relinquam orphanos
10. Emendemus in melius
11. Laudibus in sanctis

Alfonso Ferrabosco

12. The Nightingale so pleasant

Orlando Gibbons

13. Fantazia of foure parts

Thomas Morley

14. Go from my window

John Dowland

15. Mrs. Nichols’s Almand

16. Mr. George Whitehead his Almand

17. Mr. Henry Noell his Galliard

18. Captain Digorie Piper his Galliard

19. Mr. Bucton his Galliard

20. The Earle of Essex Galliard

William Byrd

21. The Maiden’s Song

More information on the Venere Lute Quartet and to hear samples from Ornythology.