Make a Donation

Consider making a donation to support SHAKSPER.

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Current Postings RSS

Announcements RSS

Home :: Archive :: 1999 :: March ::
Re: Songs in Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0423  Wednesday, 10 March 1999.

[1]     From:   Brian J. Corrigan <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Tuesday, 9 Mar 1999 11:22:51 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0408 Songs in Shakespeare's Pla

[2]     From:   Jim Helfers <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Tuesday, 09 Mar 1999 11:50:21 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0408 Songs in Shakespeare's Plays

[3]     From:   Skip Nicholson <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Tuesday, 9 Mar 1999 20:36:05 -0800
        Subj:   RE: SHK 10.0408 Songs in Shakespeare's Plays

[4]     From:   Asami Nakayama <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Wednesday, 10 Mar 1999 17:17:33 +0900
        Subj:   Re: Songs in Shakespeare's Play


[1]-----------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Brian J. Corrigan <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Tuesday, 9 Mar 1999 11:22:51 EDT
Subject: 10.0408 Songs in Shakespeare's Plays
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0408 Songs in Shakespeare's Plays

Nick:

I don't know if it is still in print, but Caedmon used to put out a
3-tape set (CDL 5242) called "Songs from the Plays of Shakespeare" that
featured original settings to the songs (as well as may be reconstructed
I imagine).

Cheers,
Brian

[2]-------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Jim Helfers <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Tuesday, 09 Mar 1999 11:50:21 -0700
Subject: 10.0408 Songs in Shakespeare's Plays
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0408 Songs in Shakespeare's Plays

Here are two titles that I know about, one a CD and one a vinyl disk.

(CD) The Folger Consort.  _A Distant Mirror:  Music of the Fourteenth
Century and Shakespeare's Music_.  Delos, 1987. D/CD 1003.

This recording contains both late medieval music, and Shakespearean
lyrics in musical settings from the 17th and 18th centuries.

(LP) The Julian Bream Consort.  _An Evening of Elizabethan Music_. RCA,
n.d. (Recorded in London).

Sorry that I have little information on this record.  It has some
settings for Shakespeare's dramatic songs, but the recording's notes
stress the authentic Elizabethan music instead of the lyrics.  Nor do
the notes have much information on the actual making of the recording.

(LP)  Griffett, James (Tenor) and Timothy Walker (Lute).  _Oh, Mistress
Mine_.  Pavilion Records Ltd., 1979 (Recorded).

This recording concentrates on the lyrics, and on tunes contemporaneous
to the period.

--Jim Helfers
  Grand Canyon University

[3]-------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Skip Nicholson <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Tuesday, 9 Mar 1999 20:36:05 -0800
Subject: 10.0408 Songs in Shakespeare's Plays
Comment:        RE: SHK 10.0408 Songs in Shakespeare's Plays

"Shakespeare's Musick: Songs and Dances from Shakespeare's Plays""
Musicians of the Globe
Phiilip Pickett
Philips CD 446 687-2
D120409
1997

"A selection of music for lute, ensemble and keyboard by Byrd, Dowland,
Holborne, Morley, Robert Johnson and other contemporaries of
Shakespeare"

It Was a Lover and his Lass (As You Like It)
Take, O Take Those Lips Away (Measure for Measure)
Farewell, Dear Love (12th Night)
Hark, Hark! The Lark (Cymbeline)
The Poor Soul Sat Sighing (The Willow Song) (Othello)
O Mistress Mine (12th Night)
Full Fathom Five (The Tempest)
Where the Bee Sucks, There Suck I (The Tempest)
Hold, Lingel, Hold (2 Henry IV)
and other stuff....

Cheers,
Skip Nicholson
South Pasadena (CA) HS

 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

[4]-------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Asami Nakayama <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Wednesday, 10 Mar 1999 17:17:33 +0900
Subject:        Re: Songs in Shakespeare's Play

>A colleague, who is home-schooling his young son, is interested in
>purchasing audio tapes of songs from Shakespeare's plays.  He is eager
>to find them "with old settings or settings contemporary with
>Shakespeare." Any recommendations?

I have a CD from SAYDISC RECORDS: "Songs & Dances from Shakespeare" by
The Broadside Band; director Jeremy Barlow, with Deborah Roberts
(soprano) and John Potter (tenor). It consists of 7 parts, 39 numbers.
Each part is entitled as follows:
I. Songs with music probably used in the original production
II. Popular dance types referred to in the plays
III. Traditional and speculative matchings of song texts in the plays
with popular tunes dating back to Shakespeare
IV. Divisions on a ground: English dances based on chord sequences from
Italy
V. Original versions of songs and ballads used or mentioned in the plays
VI. Dances for court and gentry
VII. Songs with music probably dating from early revivals of the plays

Another CD in my possession is also good, though the music is by the
18th -20th c. composers. ("Songs to Shakespeare" from Hyperion Records)

A Nakayama
 

Other Messages In This Thread

©2011 Hardy Cook. All rights reserved.