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A Partial William Lawes Discography

AlbumTitle Subtitle Works Performers Record Label Catalog No
William Lawes Complete music for solo lyra viol 1. Prelude, VdGS 435; 2. Country Coll, VdGS 421 3. A Jigge, VdGS 422; 4. Almain, VdGS 491; 5. Coranto, VdGS 512; 6. Almain, VdGS 461; 7. Coranto, VdGS 423; 8. Air, VdGS 596; 9. Almain, VdGS 462; 10. Coranto, VdGS 424; 11. Almaine, VdGS 511; 12. Coranto, VdGS 513; 13. Saraband, VdGS 514; 14. Almain, VdGS 463; 15 Coranto, VdGS 465; 16. Saraband, VdGS 467; 17. Almain, VdGS 543; 18. Coranto, VdGS 541; 19. Almaine, VdGS 464; 20. Corrant, VdGS 425; 21. Saraband, VdGS 434; 22. Almain (Pavan), VdGS 542; 23. Coranto, VdGS 544; 24. Almain, VdGS 430; 25. Corant, VdGS 426; 26. Sarabrand, VdGS 433; 27. Corant, VdGS 427; 28. Saraband, VdGS 591; 29. Corant, VdGS 428; 30. Saraband, VdGS 466; 31. Coranto, VdGS 545; 32. Coranto, VdGS 546; 33. Corant, VdGS 429; 34. Corant, VdGS 431; 35. Sarabrand, VdGS 432 Richard Boothby (lyra viol) Harmonia Mundi HMU 907625
William Lawes The Harp Consorts 1.Consorts 8. 7. 3 in G Major; 2. Consorts 11, 4 in D minor; 3. Consorts 9, 5, 6 in D Major; 4. Consorts 10, 2, 1 in G minor; 5. Duo for guitar and harp Maxine Eilander (hp), Les Voix Humaines ATMA Classique ACD2 2372
William Lawes The Royall Consorts 1. Royall Consort Sett No. 5 in D; 2. Royall Consort Sett No. 2 in D minor; 3. Royall Consort Sett No. 6 in D; 4. Royall Consort Sett No. 7 in A minor; 5. Royall Consort Sett No. 4 in D; 6. Royall Consort Sett No. 9 in F; 7. Royall Consort Sett No. 10 in B flat; 8. Royall Consort Sett No.1 in D minor; 9. Royall Consort Sett No. 8 in C; 10. Royall Consort Sett No. 3 in D minor Consort Les Voix Humaines ATMA Classique ACD2 2373
William Lawes The Royall Consorts 1. Royall Consort Sett No.1 in D minor; 2. Royall Consort Sett No. 4 in D; 3. Royall Consort Sett No. 3 in D minor; 4. Royall Consort Sett No. 5 in D; 5. Royall Consort Sett No. 8 in C; 6. Royall Consort Sett No. 9 in F; 7. IV Set a5 in F to the Organ; 8. Royall Consort Sett No. 2 in D minor; 9. Royall Consort Sett No. 6 in D; 10. Royall Consort Sett No. 7 in A minor; 11. Royall Consort Sett No. 10 in B flat; 12. Sett a4 in d; 13. X set a6 in c to the Organ; 14. VII Set a6 in C to the OZrgan Phantasm Linn CKD 470
William Lawes The Passion of Musicke 1. Aire for Lyra Viol in G minor (William Lawes); 2. Harpe Consort in G Major (William Lawes); 3. Harpe Consort in D Major (William Lawes); 4. A Maske (Anon.); 5. Sarabande Jigg (Anon.); 6. Thump (Anon.); 7. Harpe consort in G minor (William Lawes); 8. Harpe Consort in D Minor (William Lawes); 9. Alman for Lyra Viol, VDGS 430 (William Lawes); 10. Corant for Lyra Viol, VdGS 431 (William Lawes) Giovanna Pessi (hp), Sophie Gent (vln), Eduardo Egüz (theorbo), Philippe Pierlot (b viol, lyra viol) Flora Flora 1206
William Lawes Consorts to the Organ Set a5 in g: 1. Fantazya a5; 2. On the Playnesong a5; 3. Aire a5; Set a5 in a: 4. Fantasy a5 (No. 1); 5. Fantazia a5 (No. 2); 6. Aire a5; Set a5 in c: 7. Fantazia a5; 8. Aire a5 (No. 1); 9. Pavan a5; 10. Aire a5 (No. 2); Set a5 in C major: 11. Fantazy a5; 12. Pavan a5; 13. Aire a5; Set a6 in g: 14. Paven a6; 15. Fantazy a6; 16. Aire a6; Set a6 in F: 17. Aire a6 (No. 1); 18. Fantazy a6 (No. 1); 19. Aire a6 (No. 2); 20. Fantazy a6 (No. 2); Set a6 in B flat: 21. Fantazy a6 ;22. Aire a6; 23. Inominy a6 Phantasm Linn CKD 399
William Lawes Consorts in Four and Five Parts 1. Sett a5 in A; 2. Sett a5 in F; 3. Sett a5 in C; 4. Sett a5 in C; 5. Sett a5 in G; 6. Fantasy in C a4; 7. Air (Fantasy) in C a4; 8. Aire in C a4; 9. Aire in C a4; 10. Aire in C a4; 11. Aire in C a4; 12. Aire in C a4 Phantasm Channel Classics CCS 15698
William Lawes Consorts in Six Parts 1. Sett a 6 in g; 2. Sett a 6 in C; 3. Sett a 6 in F; 4. Sett a 6 in B flat; 5. Sett a 6 in c Phantasm Channel Classics CCS 17498
William Lawes Consorts in Five and Six Parts 1. Sett a 5 in g minor; 2. Sett a 5 in a minor; 3. Sett a 5 in c minor; 4. Sett a 5 in F major; 5. Sett a 5 in C major; 6. Sett a 6 in g minor; 7. Set a 6 in C major; 8. Sett a 6 in F major; 9. Sett a6 in B flat major; 10. Sett a 6 in c minor Hesperion XXI AliaVox AV 9823
William Lawes The Royal Consort Suites 1.Suite No. 1 in D minor; 2. Suite No. 2 in D minor; 3. Suite No. 3 in D minor; 4. Suite No. 4 in D Major; 5. Suite No. 5 in D Major; 6. Suite No. 6 in D Major; 7. Suite No. 7 in A minor; 8. Suite No. 8 in C Major; 9. Suite No. 9 in F Major; 10. Suite No. 10 in B Flat Major The Purcell Quartet with Nigel North, Paul O'Dette (theorbos) Chandos CHAN 0584/5
William Lawes Fantasia Suites for two violins, bass viol & organ 1. Sett no. 1 in G min.; 2. Sett no. 2 in G maj.; 3. Sett no. 3 in A min.; 4. Sett no. 4 in C maj.; 5. Sett no. 5 in D min.; 6. Sett no. 6 in D maj.; 7. Sett no. 7 in D min.; 8. Sett no. 8 in D maj. London Baroque Harmonia Mundi HMA 1901423
William Lawes Sonatas (Fantasia Suites) for violin, bass viol & organ 1. Sett no. 1 in G min.; 2. Sett no. 2 in G maj.; 3. Sett no. 3 in A min.; 4. Sett no. 4 in C maj.; 5. Sett no. 5 in D min.; 6. Sett no. 6 in D maj.; 7. Sett no. 7 in D min.; 8. Sett no. 8 in D maj. London Baroque Harmonia Mundi HMA 1901493
Five- and Six-Part Fantasies of William Lawes   1. Set a 6 in C maj.; 2. Set a 5 in A min.; 3. Set a 5 in F maj.; 4. Set a 5 in C maj.; 5. Set a 5 in C min.; 6. Set a 6 in G min. The Oberlin Consort of Viols Classic Masters CMCD-1015
William Lawes Consort Music for Viols, Lutes and Theorbos 1. Set a 4 in G minor (for 2 Theorbos); 2. Consort Set a 5 in C Major; 3. Royal Consort in D minor (for 2 Theorbos); 4. Pieces for Two Lutes; 5. Divisions on a Pavan in G minor; 6. Consort Set a 5 in A minor; 7. Royal Consort in D Major (for 2 Theorbos) Timothy Roberts (org); Jacob Herlingman, David Miller (l, theorbo); Royal Consort of Viols Naxos 8.550601
William Lawes Dialogues, Psalms & Elegies 1. Come heavy heart; 2. Charon, O Charon; 3. Charon, O gentle Charon, let me wooe thee; 4. Orpheus, O Orpheus, gently touch thy Lesbyan Lyre; 5. Tis not Boy, thy Amorous looke; 6. When death shall snatch us from these Kidds; 7. The Catts as other creatures doe; 8. Musicke, The Master of thy Art is dead; 9. How Like a widow?; 10. Why in this shade of night?; 11. Cease, O cease ye jolly shepherds (Jenkins); 12, Psalm 22 (Henry Lawes) The Consort of Musickedir.Anthony Rooley Explore EXP0011 from L'Oiseau-Lyre DSLO 574
The Rags of Time 17th C. English lute songs and dances 1. Sweetest love I do not goe (Anon.); 2. Spoken: The Sunne Rising (Donne); 3. Sweet stay a while (H. Lawes); 4. Break of day (W. Corkine); 5. Spoken: The good-morrow (Donne); 6. Wherefore peep'st thou (John Wilson); 7. Lute solo: John come kiss me now (Anon.); 8. Goe and catch a fallinge star (Anon.); 9. Spoken: The Flea (Donne); 10. The Expiration (A. Ferrabosco); 11. Spoken: The Apparition (Donne); 12. Lute solo: The Noble man (Robert Johnson); 13. Wilt thou forgive that sinne (John Hilton); 14. Lute solo: Pavan (Robert Johnson); 15. Spoken: The triple Foole (Donne); 16. Loves Sweet Repose (H. Lawes); 17. Love's Flattery (W. Lawes); 18. Guitar solo: Chaconne in D (F. Corbetta); 19. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may (W. Lawes); 20. The Rose (H. Lawes); 21. Theorbo solo: Prelude in A minor (John Wilson); 22. The Selfe Banished (H. Lawes); 23. Theorbo solo: Prelude in F (John Wilson); 24. Peace, mutt'ring thoughts (John Wilson); 25. Theorbo solo: Prelude in B flat (John Wilson); 26. Have you e'er seen the morning sun (H. Lawes) Paul Hillier (bar); Nigel North (l, theorbo, gtr) Harmonia Mundi HMU 907257
Coronation Music for Charles II 22 April 1661 1. The song called trumpets (Parsons); 2. L'Entrée, A Cheval, Cavalcade & Double Cavalcade, La Retraite (Mersenne); 3. 5-part things for the cornetts (Locke); 4. Entrata Imperiale (Fantini); 5. O Lord, grant the King a long life (William Child); 6. In nomine à 5 (Byrd); 7. The King shall rejoice (Humfrey) 8. Miserere à 4 (Byrd); 9. Te Deum: "The King" (Humfrey); 10. Pavana à 5, Galliarda à 5, Pavana à 5, Galiarda & Coranto à 5 (Augustine Bassano); 11. Fantazia 2 à 6 (William Lawes); 12. Pavan à 6 (Augustine Bassano); 13. Almand à 6 (Anon.); 14. Browning à 5 "The leaves be green" (Byrd); 15. Courtly Masquing Ayres à 5 Nos 19-21 (John Adson) Psallentes, Oltremontano dir. Wim Becu Accent ACC24300
Lawes Songs By Henry & William Lawes 1. Gather your rosebuds while you may (William Lawes); 2. A Tale out of Anacreon (Henry Lawes); 3. Oh, that joy so soon should waste (Henry Lawes); 4. Sweet, stay awhile; why do you rise? (Henry Lawes); 5. Monsieur Saman his Coranto (Ren Saman); 6. Amarillis, by a spring (Henry Lawes); 7. Oh, let me still and silent lie (William Lawes); 8. Oh, my Clarissa, thou cruel fair (William Lawes); 9. From the heav'ns now I fly (Henry Lawes); 10 Corant from The Royall Consort (William Lawes); 11. Sweet Echo, sweetest nymph that liv'st unseen (Henry Lawes); 12. Country Dance (William Lawes); 13 Oh sweet woods, the delight of solitariness (Henry Lawes); 14 Tavola: In quel gelato core una voce (Henry Lawes); 15 Loves Sweet Repose: Amidst the myrtles as I walk (Henry Lawes); 16. No Reprieve: Now, now Lucasia, now make haste (Henry Lawes); 17. Fantasia (Cuthbert Hely); 18. Slide soft, you silver floods (Henry Lawes); 19 Saraband (Cuthbert Hely); 20. When shall I see my captive heart? (Henry Lawes); 21. Alman for two lutes (William Lawes); 22. Corant for two lutes (William Lawes); 23. A Dreame: I laid me down upon a pillow soft (William Lawes); 24. Corant for two lutes (William Lawes); 25. The Angler's Song: Man's life is but vain, for 'tis subject to pain (Henry Lawes); 26. When man for sin thy judgment feels (William Lawes); 27. A Pastoral Elegie: Cease you jolly shepherds (Henry Lawes) Robin Blaze (ct), Elizabeth Kenny (l), with Rebecca Outram (sop), Robert MacDonald (b), William Carter (l, gtr, theorbo), Frances Kelly (double harp) Hyperion CDA67589
Henry Lawes Ayres 1. Slide soft you silver floods (Henry Lawes); 2. Have you e'er seen the morning sun (Henry Lawes); 3. Bid me but live, and I will live (Henry Lawes); 4. Divisions on a Ground (Frances Withy); 5. Prelude (Daniel Bacheler); 6. I rise and grieve (Henry Lawes); 7. Or you, or I nature did wrong (Henry Lawes); 8. Neither sighs, nor tears, nor mourning (Nicholas Lanier); 9. Almain / Corant 1 / Corant 2 (William Lawes); 10. Whither are all her false oaths blown? (Henry Lawes); 11. I'm sick of love "To the Sycamore" (William Lawes); 12. No more shall meads be deck'd with flowers (Nicholas Lanier); 13. Tregian's Ground (Daniel Norcombe); 14. When thou, porr excommunicate (Henry Lawes); 15. Sleep soft you cold clay cinders (Henry Lawes); 16. Out upon it, I have lov'd (Henry Lawes); 17. Courant (Jacques Gautier); 18. Cloches Mr Gaultier (Jacques Gautier); 19. Sweet stay awhile (Henry Lawes); 20. O tell me love! O tell me fate! (Henry Lawes); 21. Divisions on "John come kiss me now" (Christopher Simpson); 22. Wert Thou Yet Fairer (Henry Lawes); 23. Why so pale? (William Lawes) La Rêveuse Mirare MIR 177
The Singing Club Ravenscroft, Lawes, Purcell, Arne 1. A round of three country dances in one (Thomas Ravenscroft); 2. There were three ravens (Thomas Ravenscroft); 3. Call George again, boys (John Hilton); 4. Drink tonight of the moonshine bright (William Lawes); 5. She weepeth sore in the night (William Lawes); 6. Dainty fine aniseed water (William Lawes ); 7. Where the bee sucks, there suck I (John Wilson); 8. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may (William Lawes); 9. Tis women makes us love, Z 281 (Henry Purcell); 10. Sir Walter enjoying his damsel, Z 273 (Henry Purcell); 11. Inigo Jones (Anon.); 12. Epitaph (Jonathan Battishill); 13. The Singing Club (Thomas Augustine Arne ); 14. Foresters sound the cheerful horn (Henry Bishop); 15. To soften care (Thomas Augustine Arne); 16. To Anacreon in Heaven (John Stafford Smith); 17. Elegy on the death of Mr. Shenstone (Thomas Augustine Arne); 18. Much Ado about Nothing: Sigh no more, ladies (Thomas Augustine Arne); 19. There is a paradise on earth (Robert Lucas Pearsall); 20. O who will o'er the downs so free (Robert Lucas Pearsall); 21. Sweet and Low (Joseph Barnby) The Hilliard Ensemble dir. Paul Hillier Harmonia Mundi HMA 1951153
Simpson | Jenkins | Lawes | Purcell | Tomkins Two upon a Ground 1. Division in A (Simpson); 2. Division in F (Simpson); 3. Voluntary (Tomkins); 4. Division in F (Simpson); 5. Division in C (Finger); 6. Division in C (Jenkins); 7. La Pompe Funèbre (Ennemond Gaultier); 8. Fantazia (Locke); 9. Courant (Locke); 10. Division in G (Simpson); 11. Sonata solo in G (Finger); 12. Loves farewell (Hume); 13. Suite in g (Lawes); 14. Prelude (Tomkins); 15. What if a day (Tomkins); 16. Worster Brawls (Tomkins); 17. Pavan (Hume); 18. Two in one upon a ground (Purcell); 19. Division in A (Jenkins) Charivari Agréable: Susanne Heinrich (viols), Kah-Ming Ng (keyboard), Linda Sayce (lutes), with Susanna Pell (viols) Signum SIGCD007
Henry Purcell and His Time 17th Century English Chamber Music 1. Suite IV fron the Broken Consort (Locke); 2. Consort Suite VII (Lawes); 3. Fantasia (Jenkins); 4. Prelude and Divisions on a Ground (Simpson); 5. Suite III from the Broken Consort (Locke); 6. Divisions on John come Kiss; 7. Pavan à 4 (Purcell); 8. Pavan à 3 (Purcell); 9. Three parts upon a ground (Purcell) Scaramouche: Andrew Manze, Caroline Balding (vln), Ulrike Wild (hpsd, org), Jaap ter Linden (bs viol) Channel Classics CCS 4792
Hark! hark! the lark Music for Shakespeare's Company 1. Hark! hark! the lark (attrib. Robert Johnson); 2 Get you hence (attrib. Robert Johnson); 3. The Tempest (attrib. Robert Johnson); 4. Where the bee sucks (Robert Johnson); 5. Full fathom five (Robert Johnson); 6. Tell me, dearest (Robert Johnson); 7. Oh, let us howl (Robert Johnson); 8. Care-charming sleep, (Robert Johnson); 9. Almand in G major (Robert Taylor arr. Thomas Simpson); 10. The Noble Man (Anonymous arr. Johann Schop); 11. Fill See the chariot at hand (Anonymous); 12. Take, O take those lips away (John Wilson); 13. Am, arm! the scouts are come in (Robert Johnson); 14. 'Tis late and cold (Robert Johnson); 15. Come away, Hecate (Robert Johnson); 16. The Witches' Dance (attrib. Robert Johnson); 17. Suite in G minor (Simon Ives); 18. The blushing rose (Anonymous); 19. A bonny, bonny bird I have (John Wilson); 20. This lady ripe and fair (John Atkins); 21. Pavan in G minor (Simon Ives); 22. Why so pale and wan, fond lover? (William Lawes); 23. Hence, all ye vain delights (John Hilton); 24. A health to the northern lass (William Lawes); 25. Suite in C major (Simon Ives); 26. Come, my Daphne, come away (William Lawes); 27. Somnus, the humble god (William Lawes); 28 The cats, as other creatures do (William Lawes); 29. The Wagge (Simon Ives) Catherine Bott, JuliaGooding(sop), Joseph Cornwell (ten), Stephen Carcoe (bar), The Parley of Instruments dir. Peter Holman Hyperion CDA66836
A High Priz'd Noise Violin Music for Charles I 1. The Prince's Alman (Robert Johnson); 2. The Peince's Coranto (Robert Johnson); 3. Air in G minor (Robert Johnson); 4. Fantasia in G minor for three trebles (Robert Johnson); 5. The Temporiser (Robert Johnson); 6. The Witty Wanton (Robert Johnson); 7. Pavan in C major (Alfonso Ferrabosco II); 8. Alman in C major (Alfonso Ferrabosco II); 9. Alman in D minor (Maurice Webster); 10. Galliard in B flat major after Bocquet (Maurice Webster); 11. Echo No. 1 in D minor (Maurice Webster); 12. Echo No. 2 in G major (Maurice Webster); 13. Allamanda (Stephen Nau); 14. Galliarde (Stephen Nau); 15. Courante I (Stephen Nau); 16. Courante II (Stephen Nau); 17. Courante III (Stephen Nau); 18. Courante IV (Stephen Nau); 19. Sarabande (Stephen Nau); 20. Variations on the Ruggiero (Angelo Notari); 21. Alman in D major 'for the Violins of 2 Trebles' (William Lawes); 22. Ballet in F major (Stephen Nau); 23. Air in C minor (William Lawes); 24. Air in C minor (WilliamLawes); 25. Air in C major (William Lawes); 26. Air in C major (William Lawes); 27. Pavan in D minor (Stephen Nau); 28. Galliard in D minor (Stephen Nau) The Parley of Instruments Renaissance Violin Banddir. Peter Holman Hyperion CDA66806
Armada Music from the courts of England and Spain 1. Rejoice unto the Lord (Byrd); 2. Diferencias sobre "La dama le demanda" (Antonio de Cabezón); 3. Fantasia (Lopez); 4. Morenica dame (Miguel de Fuenllana); 5. Browning a 3 (Elway Bevin); 6. The Carman's Whistle, MB 36 (Byrd); 7. Psalmes, Sonets and Songs: Come to me, grief, forever (Byrd); 8. Trattado de glosas: Recercada secunda "sobre canto llano" (Diego Ortiz); 9. Fantasia 5 "Susana un jur" (Hernando de Cabezón); 10. Fantasia de redobles (Miguel de Fuenllana); 11. In angel's weed (Byrd); 12. Dulce memoria (Hernando de Cabezón); 13. Diferencias sobre "La Milanesa" (Antonio de Cabezón); 14. Recercada tercera (Diego Ortiz); 15. Pandolpho 1 "Pour down, you pow'rs divine" (Parsons); 16. Fantasia a 4 (White); 17. Quiento hizo (Esteban Daza); 18. In Nomine a 5 (Picforth); 19. Almain "The Honiesuckle" (Anthony Holborne); 20. Pavan "Paradizo" (Anthony Holborne); 21. Coranto "Fairy Round" (Anthony Holborne); 22. Fantasia a 5 in C major (Byrd); 23. Lachrimae or Seaven Teares: M. Bucton his Galiard (Dowland); 24. Lachrimae or Seaven Teares: Captaine Piper his Galiard (Dowland); 25. Fantasy a 4 (Bull); 26. Lachrimae or Seaven Teares: Lachrimae antiquae (Dowland); 27. Lachrimae or Seaven Teares: M. Nicholas Gryffith his Galiard (Dowland); 28. In Nomine à 5 (Alfonso (II) Ferrabosco); 29. Fantasias (2) 4 "for the great double bass": Excerpt(s) (Orlando Gibbons); 30. In Nomine 5 (Orlando Gibbons); 31. Aires for 2 Division Viols in C major: Pavan of Alfonso (Lawes); 32. Aires for 2 Division Viols in C major: Almaine of Alfonso (Lawes); 33. My Ladye Nevalls Booke: A Fancie on C (Byrd); 34. Consort Sett à 5 in C major (Lawes) Michael Chance (Countertenor), Chris"top"her Wilson (Lute), Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord, Organ), Richard Booth (Bass Viola da gamba), Fretwork Virgin Veritas 7243 5 61821 2 7
Consortmusik auf Originalinstrumenten   1. Suite No 1 in C a 4; others by Coperario, Simpson, Dowland, Purcell Leonhardt Consortdir.Gustav Leonhardt (hsd) Das Alte Werk SAWT 9576-B (LP)
Altenglische Consortmusik   1. Sedet sola; 2. Galliard; 3. Pavana ploravit; 4. The faire-round; others by Alison, Holborne, Lawes, Coperario, Strowgers, Ferrabosco II, Robert Johnson, Morley Konrad Ragossnig (l), The Linde-Consort EMI-Reflexe 1C063-30 105 (LP)
William Lawes Royall Consorts | Sett for three Lyra Viols 1. Sett No. 7 in A min.; 2. Sett No. 1 in D min.; 3. Sett for three Lyra Viols; 4. Sett No. 8 in C maj. The Consort of Musickedir.Anthony Rooley L'Oiseau-Lyre DSLO 573 (LP)
William Lawes Viol Consort Music 1. Sett No. 3 in F maj.; 2. Sett No. 3 in C min.; 3. Sett No. 2 in A min.; 4. Sett No. 4 in B Flat maj.. The Consort of Musickedir.Anthony Rooley L'Oiseau-Lyre DSLO 560 (LP)


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