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Rooley, Anthony (director)
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Anthony Rooley (director)

see also Anthony Rooley (lute)

see also Anthony Rooley (vihuela)

see also Anthony Rooley (gittern)

Having risen from humble beginnings as a skiffle player in Yorkshire, Anthony Rooley now enjoys an international reputation in several related fields. Firstly, as a lutenist discovering forgotten masterpieces from the Renaissance. Also, as director of the Consort of Musicke, a renowned ensemble dedicated to the research and performance of the vast repertoire of music for voices and instruments from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Finally, as artistic director of Musica Oscura, a new record company for the bold, the progressive and the discerning, launched officially in Auturm 1993 following the release of the first five CDs. He has also ventured into the field of TV and video, which resulted in Banquet of the Senses, featuring the Consort of Musicke performing erotic madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi in the setting for which they were written - the Palazzo Te in Mantua.

Live performance was the subject of his first full-length book (Performance: Revealing the Orpheus within), published by Element Books in 1990. This has achieved worldwide readership among both general audiences and students of performance and has just been translated into Japanese.

Anthony's activities include the project Perfect and Endless Circles was created in collaboration with the novelist Russell Hoban to mark the 350th anniversary of the death of Wiliam Lawes. Also, as a highlight to Purcell's tercentenary year, Anthony has been involved in a bold and progressive re-working of Henry Purcell's and Thomas D'Urfey's musical play Don Quixote. Don Taylor has rewritten Cervantes' original story in such a manner as to appeal to contemporary audiences and Anthony has collected together the original songs as well as scouring source material for incidental music. The result is a musical with all the excitement of today's London West End shows, but which weaves together inextricably the 1990s and the 1690s. There are rollicking tunes, low-brow lyrics and moments of sublime art all rolled into one - truly something for everyone.

Of course, Anthony still manages to fit in teaching and performances in many corners o the globe as a soloist and in smaller ensembles.

Albums
'Lawes: Sitting by the streams' (CDA66135)
Lawes: Sitting by the streams
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'Madrigals and Wedding Songs for Diana' (CDA66019)
Madrigals and Wedding Songs for Diana
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'The Emma Kirkby Collection' (CDA66227)
The Emma Kirkby Collection
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'Ward: Sweet Philomel & other madrigals' (CDA66256)
Ward: Sweet Philomel & other madrigals
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Complete works available for download
JOHN BENNET  (1570-1615)
All creatures now with The Consort of Musicke
THOMAS CAMPION  (1567-1620)
Move now with measured sound with Emma Kirkby (soprano), The Consort of Musicke
Now hath Flora robbed her bowers with Emma Kirkby (soprano), The Consort of Musicke
MICHAEL CAVENDISH  (c1565-1628)
Come, gentle swains with The Consort of Musicke
JOHN DOWLAND  (1563-1626)
Welcome, black night … Cease these false sports with David Thomas (bass), Anthony Rooley (lute), The Consort of Musicke
MICHAEL EAST  (1580-1648)
Hence stars, too dim of light with The Consort of Musicke
You meaner beauties of the night with Emma Kirkby (soprano), The Consort of Musicke
ELLIS GIBBONS  (1573-1603)
Long live fair Oriana with The Consort of Musicke
THOMAS GILES  (?-?)
Triumph now with joy and mirth with Emma Kirkby (soprano), The Consort of Musicke
HENRY LAWES  (1596-1662)
Hark, shepherd swains with The Consort of Musicke
My soul the great God's praises sings with The Consort of Musicke
Sing fair Clorinda with The Consort of Musicke
Sitting by the streams with The Consort of Musicke
Thee and thy wondrous deeds with The Consort of Musicke
THOMAS LUPO  (d1628)
Shows and nightly revels with Emma Kirkby (soprano), The Consort of Musicke
Time, that leads the fatal round with Emma Kirkby (soprano), The Consort of Musicke
JOHN WARD  (1571-1638)
Come, sable night with The Consort of Musicke
Cruel unkind with The Consort of Musicke
Die not, fond man with The Consort of Musicke
Hope of my heart with The Consort of Musicke
I have entreated with The Consort of Musicke
If heaven's just wrath with The Consort of Musicke
If the deep sighs with The Consort of Musicke
My breast I'll set with The Consort of Musicke
Oft have I tender'd with The Consort of Musicke
Out from the vale with The Consort of Musicke
Retire, my troubled soul with The Consort of Musicke
Sweet Philomel with The Consort of Musicke
THOMAS WEELKES  (1576-1623)
As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending with The Consort of Musicke
Hark! all ye lovely saints with The Consort of Musicke
JOHN WILBYE  (1574-1638)
The Lady Oriana with The Consort of Musicke
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
All creatures now (Bennet)
As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending (Weelkes)
Come, gentle swains (Cavendish)
Come, sable night (Ward)
Cruel unkind (Ward)
Die not, fond man (Ward)
Hark! all ye lovely saints (Weelkes)
Hark, shepherd swains (Lawes)
Hence stars, too dim of light (East)
Hope of my heart (Ward)
I have entreated (Ward)
If heaven's just wrath (Ward)
If the deep sighs (Ward)
Long live fair Oriana (Gibbons)
Move now with measured sound (Campion)
My breast I'll set (Ward)
My soul the great God's praises sings (Lawes)
Now hath Flora robbed her bowers (Campion)
Oft have I tender'd (Ward)
Out from the vale (Ward)
Retire, my troubled soul (Ward)
Shows and nightly revels (Lupo)
Sing fair Clorinda (Lawes)
Sitting by the streams (Lawes)
Sweet Philomel (Ward)
The Lady Oriana (Wilbye)
Thee and thy wondrous deeds (Lawes)
Time, that leads the fatal round (Lupo)
Triumph now with joy and mirth (Giles)
Welcome, black night … Cease these false sports (Dowland)
You meaner beauties of the night (East)
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