Perhaps the surest sign of artistry among those musicians who specialize in early music is how convincingly they bid us into the world that first gave life to their chosen repertoire. This week, the celebrated King's Noyse—including soprano Ellen Hargis and lutenist Paul O'Dette—makes a warmly anticipated return visit for works of dashing wit and often haunting beauty.
The King’s Noyse draws us into the time of Purcell, Praetorius, and others not only by remaining true to those composers’ origins but reviving them with its own particular magic. David Douglass directs a program that includes several of his own arrangements.
"A Royal Delight"
Anonymous (arr. David Douglass): Jog On
Anonymous (arr. Douglass): There dwelt a man in Babylon
Anonymous (arr. Douglass): Kemp's Jig
Anonymous (arr. Douglass): Long cold nights
Anonymous (arr. Douglass): New Year's Eve
Nicholas Lanier (1588-1621): Love and I of late did part
Nicholas Lanier: Love s Constancy
Michael Praetorius (1571-1621):Packington's Pound
John Baldwine (1560-1615): Coockow as I me walk'd
Elway Bevin (1554-1658): Browning
John Danyel (1564-1626): Mrs. Anne Grene her leaves bee grene
Henry Purcell (1659-1695): Hornpipe on a Ground
Henry Purcell (arr. Douglass): Fairest Isle