The English Lute Song

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1 This Merry Pleasant Spring 1:58 $1.49 Buy
2 Wood, Rocks and Mountains 3:35 $1.49 Buy
3 April Is in My Mistress' Face 1:19 $1.49 Buy
4 No More Shall Meads Be Deck'd with Flow'rs 3:11 $1.49 Buy
5 The French King's Masque 1:31 $1.49 Buy
6 Come My Celia 2:18 $1.49 Buy
7 O Death, Rock Me Asleep 3:56 $1.49 Buy
8 Where the Bee Sucks 1:06 $1.49 Buy
9 Full Fathom Five 1:36 $1.49 Buy
10 Come Away, Hecate 2:27 $1.49 Buy
11 The Willow Song 5:32 $1.49 Buy
12 Alman "Hit and Take It" 2:40 $1.49 Buy
13 Dear, Do Not Your Fair Beauty Wrong 2:45 $1.49 Buy
14 Come Hither You That Love 2:14 $1.49 Buy
15 Have You Seen But a White Lily Grow 4:29 $1.49 Buy
16 I Must Complain 2:53 $1.49 Buy
17 Nothing on Earth 3:59 $1.49 Buy
18 Fain Would I Wed 1:38 $1.49 Buy
19 Misere, My Maker 3:30 $1.49 Buy
20 O That Mine Eyes 3:32 $1.49 Buy
21 Alman 1:46 $1.49 Buy
22 Care, Charming Sleep 2:59 $1.49 Buy
23 Cupid Is Venus' Only Joy 2:29 $1.49 Buy
24 O Let Us Howl 1:48 $1.49 Buy
25 As Life What Is So Sweet 2:24 $1.49 Buy
26 Turn, Turn Thy Beauteous Face Away! 1:08 $1.49 Buy
27 Take, O Take Those Lips Away 2:09 $1.49 Buy

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The lute songs of earlier Elizabethan times, such as those by Campion, Dowland and Morley are distinguished by directness, relative simplicity of vocal line, and musical fidelity to the rhythm of the text. Furthermore, throughout the Renaissance and early Baroque, in England as in no other country, song was shaped by the firm authority of poets, who took a dim view of the singer who might "hide the light of sense with divisions."
- Julianne Baird

1. This Merry Pleasant Spring / Anon.
2. Woods, Rocks and Mountains* / Robert Johnson (c. 1583-1633)
3. April is in My Mistress' Face / Thomas Morley (1557-1602)
4. No More Shall Meads be Deck'd With Flow'rs / N. Lanier (1588-1666)
5. Lute Solo:The French King's Masque / Anon.
6. Come My Celia / Alfonso Ferrabosco (before 1578-1628)
7. O Death, Rock Me Asleep / Anon.
8. Where the Bee Sucks / Johnson
9. Full Fathom Five / Johnson
10. Come Away, Hecate / Johnson
11. The Willow Song / Anon.
12. Lute Solo:Alman, "Hit and Take It" / Johnson
13. Dear, Do Not Your Fair Beauty Wrong* / J. Wilson (1595-1674)
14. Come Hither You That Love / Johnson
15. Have You Seen But a White Lily Grow* / Johnson
16. I Must Complain / Anon.
17. Nothing on Earth / Anon.
18. Fain Would I Wed / Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
19. Miserere, My Maker / Anon.
20. O That Mine Eyes / Thomas Brewer (1611-c. 1665)
21. Lute Solo:Alman / Johnson
22. Care, Charming Sleep / Johnson
23. Cupid is Venus' Only Joy / Anon.
24. O Let Us Howl* / Johnson
25. As Life What is so Sweet / William Webb (c.1600-after 1656)
26. Turn, Turn Thy Beauteous Face Away! / Wilson
27. Take, O Take Those Lips Away / Wilson
* = Lute realization from an unfigured bass by Lucy Cross