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The Food of Love: Songs, Dances, and Fancies for Shakespeare

The Baltimore Consort

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1.1
Les buffons
The Baltimore Consort
2:56
1.2
Kemp’s Jig
The Baltimore Consort
1:15
1.3
It Was a Lover and His Lasse
Danielle Svonavec; The Baltimore Consort
3:05
1.4
O Mistresse Mine
The Baltimore Consort
2:07
1.5
Peg-a-Ramsey
The Baltimore Consort
0:52
1.6
Farewell, Dear Love
Danielle Svonavec; The Baltimore Consort
2:21
1.7
When Griping Grief
Danielle Svonavec; The Baltimore Consort
3:05
1.8
My Lady Carey’s Dompe
The Baltimore Consort
2:56
1.9
Complain My Lute
Danielle Svonavec; The Baltimore Consort
6:18
1.10
Heart’s Ease (The Honiesuckle)
The Baltimore Consort
2:57
1.11
The Queen’s Goodnight
The Baltimore Consort
1:08
1.12
Fancy
The Baltimore Consort
2:19
1.13
The Carman’s Whistle
Danielle Svonavec; The Baltimore Consort
5:24
1.14
Cuckolds All a-Row
The Baltimore Consort
0:32
1.15
Whoope, Do Me No Harm - Jog On
The Baltimore Consort
2:18
1.16
The King of Denmark, His Galliard
The Baltimore Consort
1:52
1.17
Tarleton’s Riserrectione (Plucked Strings)
The Baltimore Consort
2:36
1.18
Gravedigger’s Song - Tarleton’s Riserrectione
Danielle Svonavec; The Baltimore Consort
2:37
1.19
Bonny Sweet Robin
The Baltimore Consort
2:27
1.20
Tarleton’s Jig
The Baltimore Consort
2:15
1.21
Greensleeves (I)
The Baltimore Consort
1:11
1.22
Greensleeves (II)
The Baltimore Consort
1:18
1.23
Where the Bee Sucks
Danielle Svonavec; The Baltimore Consort
0:55
1.24
Full Fathom Five
Danielle Svonavec; The Baltimore Consort
1:49
1.25
Fortune My Foe
The Baltimore Consort
2:23
1.26
Willow Song
Danielle Svonavec; The Baltimore Consort
3:24
1.27
Fairie Rownde
The Baltimore Consort
1:27
1.28
The Mad Merry Pranks of Robin Goodfellow
Danielle Svonavec; The Baltimore Consort
4:04
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Total Playing Time    67:51
There are hundreds of references to music in the works of Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s music can be placed into three general categories: Incidental Music: The individual titles of incidental music in Shakespeare’s works are never named but the directions “music here,” “music begins,” “music for dancing,” etc. are provided. Literary References: Shakespeare refers to the music, music theory, and instruments of the time within the text of his works. A humorous example is found in the names of the musicians Peter confronts in Romeo and Juliet: Hugh Rebec, Simon Catling and James Soundpost. Songs: Specific songs are included for performance in the text of Shakespeare’s plays. Shakespeare authored the lyrics to some of these songs but also incorporated popular songs known to his contemporary audiences. The plays did not include notation of the tunes of these songs. However, we are certain that Robert Johnson’s settings for “Full Fathom Five” and “Where the Bee Sucks” are the same as when originally performed in The Tempest. Johnson is well documented as Shakespeare’s composer. For the other songs on the recording we are using the earliest surviving versions – both published and from manuscript – which are contemporary with Shakespeare’s productions. These include, “It Was a Lover and his Lasse,” “Farewell, Dear Love,” “When Griping Grief,” “Gravedigger’s Song,” and “Willow Song.” Founded in 1980 to perform the instrumental music of Shakespeare’s time, The Baltimore Consort has explored early English, Scottish, and French popular music, focusing on the relationship between folk and courtly art song, and dance. Their interest in early music of English/Scottish heritage has also led them to delve into the rich trove of traditional music preserved in North America. Seventeen recordings on the Dorian and Sono Luminus labels have earned them recognition as Top Classical-Crossover Artist of the Year (Billboard), as well as rave reviews elsewhere. Besides touring in the U.S. (all but two states) and abroad (Austria, Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, and Scotland), they often perform on such syndicated radio broadcasts as St. Paul Sunday, Performance Today, Harmonia and the CBC’s OnStage. They have also enjoyed many teaching residencies at K-12 schools, as well as at the Madison Early Music Festival, and other university engagements.
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