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The Queen's Goodnight - Charivari Agréable

The Queen's Goodnight - Charivari Agréable-Chamber Ensemble-Chamber Music
ID: SIGCD020 (EAN: 635212002025)  | 1 CD | DDD
Released in: 2002
Signum Records
Chamber Music
Chamber Ensemble
ALLISON, Richard | Anonymous | BYRD, William | CORKINE, William | DOWLAND, John | FARNABY, Giles | GIBBONS, Orlando | HUME, Tobias | JOHNSON, Edward | JOHNSON, John | ROBINSON, Thomas
HEINRICH, Susanne (treble viol / bass viol / ) | NG, Kah-Ming (keyboard) | SAYCE, Lynda (lute)
Charivari Agréable
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"Her Majesty lay upon her back, with one hand in the bed and the other without. The bishop kneeled down by her, and examined her first of her faith: and she so punctually answered all his several questions by lifting up her eyes and holding up her hand, as it was a comfort to all beholders. Then the good man told her plainly, what she was and what she was to come to, and though she had been long a great Queen here upon earth, yet shortly she was to yield an account of her stewardship to the King of Kings. Between one and two of the clock on Thursday morning, he brought me word the Queen was dead."

Thus wrote the queen’s cousin Sir Robert Carey, recording in his memoirs the events of March 23rd-24th 1603, and the end of an era in England’s history. Earlier, as Elizabeth I lay dying she called for her musicians to play around her bed so that “she may die gaily as she had lived, and that the horrors of death might be lessened; she heard the music tranquilly until her last breath”.

As the 400th anniversary of her death approaches, The Queen’s Goodnight commemorates the music of the court of Queen Elizabeth I. The queen’s professional musical establishment was in some ways more modest than that of her father, Henry VIII, but she brought together the finest talent in the land and created collections of consort, lute and keyboard music that is still renowned today.

charivari agréable demonstrate representative facets of this wonderful 16th century repertory. The pieces are selected with a passionate attention to detail and charivari agréable have included music that depicts the life of the queen: music from the court, an exhilarating depiction of a hunt, celebrations from the queen’s coronation and the moving laments on her death.
JOHNSON, John (fl. 1579-1594) 
1. A Dump or The Queenes Treble3:33
DOWLAND, John (1563-1626) 
2. A Pavion Solus cum sola4:21
3. Robin is to the Greenwood gone4:55
JOHNSON, Edward (1572-1601) 
4. A Medley3:56
ALLISON, Richard (1560-70 - before 1610) 
5. Allison's Knell4:26
6. Artheres Dump5:28
ROBINSON, Thomas (1589 - 1609) 
7. Twenty Waies upon the Bels2:57
8. The Queenes good Night1:53
DOWLAND, John (1563-1626) 
9. The most sacred Queene Elizabeth her Galliard1:29
FARNABY, Giles (c. 1563-1640) 
10. Rest1:39
HUME, Tobias (1569-1645) 
11. Lamentations6:55
BYRD, William (1543-1623) 
12. The Bells5:51
HUME, Tobias (1569-1645) 
Deth & Life 
13. Deth6:50
14. Life1:19
GIBBONS, Orlando (1583-1625) 
15. Fantasia2:40
CORKINE, William (fl. 1610-1617) / GIBBONS, Orlando (1583-1625) 
16. Whoope, doe me no harme good man3:27
JOHNSON, John (fl. 1579-1594) 
17. The New Hunt is upp3:40
18. The Scottish Huntsupe & Jigg3:35


"Fertile imagination, excellent musicianship and persuasive playing make it a real delight"
Early Music News, November 2002

What the critics said about other charivari agréable recordings:
“I love the rich sound they make in their own version of Louis Couperin's keyboard piece La Piémontoise.”
Andrew McGregor, Radio 3 - CD Review

“Above all this comes across as a very good concert which will give much pleasure to its listeners.
David Hansell, Early Music Review

"a finely organized, well-performed program ... an indulgence for early music enthusiasts who already own many such collections, and a worthy introduction to this genre for anyone new to this repertoire"


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