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Tragicomedia
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Tragicomedia

Erin Headley, Paul O'Dette, Stephen Stubbs and Alexander Weimann—four of the world’s leading Baroque instrumentalists—are Tragicomedia. With its unusual instrumentarium of viola da gamba, lute, chitarrone, and harpsichord, the group has played a major role in realizing the musical riches of the basso continuo era. In 1600 Agostino Agazzari described the enormous palette of instrumental color—including lutes, chitarrones, keyboards and lirones—necessary for the effective realization of an accompaniment. This was the inspiration for Tragicomedia. In repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Bach, Tragicomedia explores every musical genre from lute song to fully-staged Baroque opera.

Many of the group’s recordings have won prestigious prizes including a Gramophone award in the UK and an Edison award in Holland. Tragicomedia has been the continuo ensemble for the Boston Early Music Festival’s productions since 1997.

Albums
'A Musicall Dreame' (CDA66335)
A Musicall Dreame
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'My mind to me a kingdom is' (CDA66307)
My mind to me a kingdom is
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A poor soul sat sighing  First line to The Willow Song (Anon)
A Spanish Humour 'The Lord Hayes' Favourite' (Hume)
Alas! my love, you do me wrong  First line to Greensleeves (Anon)
And is it night? Are they thine eyes that shine? (Jones)
Farewell, fond youth (Jones)
Flow, my tears, fall from your springs (Dowland)
Fortune, my foe (Anon)
Greensleeves (Anon)
Grief of my best love's absenting (Jones)
Hark! Wot ye what? (Jones)
In a merry May morn (Nicholson)
In darkness let me dwell (Coprario)
Intenerite voi (Notari)
Ite caldi sospiri (Jones)
Joyne hands (Morley)
Lachrimae to the Consort (Dowland/Morley)
Lulla, lulla la, lulla, lullaby  First line to Lullaby 'My sweet little baby' (Byrd)
Lullaby 'My sweet little baby' (Byrd)
My complaining is but feigning (Jones)
My mind to me a kingdom is (Anon)
O Death, rock me asleep (Anon)
On a time in summer season (Jones)
Once did I serve a cruel heart (Jones)
See, see, mine own sweet jewel (Morley)
Sweet Kate (Jones)
The King of Denmark's Health (Hume)
The leaves be green (Anon)
The Virgin's Muse (Hume)
The Willow Song (Anon)
Though your strangeness frets my heart (Jones)
Venus' Birds (Bennet)
Will said to his mammy (Jones)
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