Melancholia (CD)

Harmonia Mundi
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HMM902298
Artist:
Les Cris de Paris, Geoffroy Jourdain

A most unusual cabinet of curiosities: “Finding pleasure even in meditating on what causes one’s pain”: that neatly defines the theme of this album of music from the cusp of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries. Here Italian and English madrigals rub shoulders with motets and Tenebrae responsories.

A melancholic poetry that provided endless nourishment for musical creativity in the late Renaissance and which Geoffroy Jourdain presents in his first recording for harmonia mundi.

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Tracklisting:

1. John Wilbye (1574-1638)
Draw on, Sweet Night
The Second Set of Madrigales, 1609 

2. William Byrd (1543-1623)
Tristitia et anxietas (prima pars)
Cantiones Sacrae, 1589

3. Cesare Tudino (c. 1530-after 1591)
Altro che lagrimar [instr.]
Li madrigali a note bianche, et negre cromaticho, et napolitane, 1554

4. Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613)
O vos omnes
Responsoria et alia ad Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae spectantia, 1611

5. Pomponio Nenna (1556-1608)
La mia doglia s’avanza
Il primo libro de madrigali a quatro voci, 1613

6. John Wilbye
O wretched man
The Second Set of Madrigales, 1609

7. William Byrd
Come to me grief forever (marking the death of Sir Philip Sidney) [instr., ext.]
Psalmes, Sonets, & songs of sadnes and pietie, 1588

8. Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
What is our Life?
The First Set of Madrigals and Mottets, 1612

9. Luca Marenzio (1553/54-1599)
Crudele acerba inesorabil’ morte
Il Nono Libro de Madrigali a Cinque Voci, 1599

10. William Byrd
Lullaby, my sweet little baby [instr., ext.]
Psalmes, Sonets, & songs of sadnes and pietie, 1588

11. Luzzasco Luzzaschi (1545-1607)
Quivi sospiri
Secondo Libro dei Madrigali a cinque voci, 1576

12. Carlo Gesualdo
Mercè grido piangendo
Madrigali del principe di Venosa, a cinque voci, libro quinto, 1611

13. William Byrd
Lullaby, my sweet little baby [instr., ext.]

14. Carlo Gesualdo
O vos omnes
Sacrarum cantionum quinque vocibus Liber primus, 1603

15. Luca Marenzio
Solo e pensoso
Il Nono Libro de Madrigali a Cinque Voci, 1599

16. Carlo Gesualdo
Tristis est anima mea
Responsoria et alia ad Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae spectantia, 1611

17. William Byrd
Lullaby, my sweet little baby [instr., ext.]

18. Thomas Weelkes (c. 1576-1623)
O Care, thou wilt despatch me
Madrigals of 5. and 6. Parts, 1600

19. William Byrd
Lullaby, my sweet little baby [instr., ext.]

20. Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
Too much I once lamented
Songs of 3. 4. 5. & 6. parts, 1622

21. William Byrd
Come to me grief forever