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Monika Mauch
Nigel North
Musical Banquet

Monika Mauch soprano
Nigel North lute
 
1. Passava Amor su arco desarmado (Love walked by unarmed)
2. Lady, if you so spite me
3. Dovrò dunque morire?
(Must I then die?)
4. Amarilli mia bella
(My fair Amaryllis)
5. Si le parler et le silence
(If words and silence)
6. Se di farmi morire
(If you think to cause my death)
7. O eyes, leave off your weeping
8. Vuestros ojos tienen d’Amor (Your eyes hold I know not what of Love)
9. In a grove most rich of shade
10. Lady Rich, her Galliard
11. Go, my flock, go get you hence
12. O bella più che le stelle (Oh fairer than the stars)
13. My heavy sprite
14. Galliard
15. To plead my faith
16. Ce penser qui sans fin tirannise ma vie
(This thought which endlessly governs my life)
17. O dear life, when shall it be?
18. Sir Robert Sidney, his Galliard
19. Change thy mind since she doth change
20. Sir Thomas Monson, his Pavin and Galliard
21. Vous que le Bonheur rappelle (You whom Happiness recalls)
22. In darkness let me dwell
23. Sta notte mi sognava
(Last night I dreamed)
24. Far from triumphing court

Recorded May 2005
ECM New Series 1938
 
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Music for voice and lute, from the songbook compiled by Robert Dowland (1591-1641), son of the great English lutenist-composer. Selections include music by John Dowland, Guillaume Tessier, Daniel Batchelar, Giulio Caccini, Pierre Guédron and more. Crystal clear delivery of the songs by Monika Mauch, last heard on ECM with the Hilliard Ensemble on “Morimur” and peerless lute-playing from early music expert Nigel North who makes his ECM debut here, and also contributes liner notes.