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Artist Hyperion Records

The Broadside Band

Jeremy Barlow formed The Broadside Band in 1979 to perform popular and dance music from the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Since then the group has made many recordings of this repertoire and has toured throughout Europe. Other CDs of Renaissance dance music include Danses populaires françaises du XVI siècle (Harmonia Mundi), English Country Dances and Songs and Dances from Shakespeare (Saydisc). For Hyperion the group expanded to a full Baroque orchestra with chorus and soloists to record The Beggar’s Opera (CDA66591/2), restored to its original form and based on Jeremy Barlow’s edition of the work for Oxford University Press. That recording won an Edison Award.


Gay: The Beggar's Opera
CDA66591/22CDs Last few CD copies remaining
Il Ballarino – Italian Dances, c1600
CDH55059Helios (Hyperion's budget label)Download currently discounted

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

A fox may steal your hens, sir (Peachum)  
Among the men, coquets we find (Polly/Lucy)  
Balletto Alta Carretta (Lupi da Caravaggio)
Balletto Alta Gonzaga (Caroso)
Balletto Celeste Giglio (Caroso)
Balletto Forza d'amore (Caroso)
Balletto La Sirena (Gastoldi)
Ballo del fiore (Negri)
Ballo francese – Tedesca – Schiarazula marazula – ungarescha (Mainerio)
Bassa gioiosa (Negri)
Cascarda allegrezza d'Amore (Caroso)
Dolce amoroso fuoco (Caroso)
Gagliarda lombarda – Ballo lombarda – Gagliarda seconda (Valente)
Gagliardas 'Moneghina' and 'La Canella' (Gardane)
How cruel are the traitors (Lucy/Macheath)  
If love the virgin's heart invade (Mrs Peachum/Peachum)  
Il Canario (Negri)
La catena d'Amore (Negri)
La Nizzarda (Negri)
Let us take the road (Matt)  
My heart was so free (Macheath/Polly)  
Pretty Polly, say (Macheath/Polly)  
Saltarello del pass' e mezo – Ballo ongaro (Picchi)
The Beggar's Opera (Gay/Pepusch)
The modes of the court so common are grown (Macheath/Ben/Matt)  
Thus when the swallow, seeking prey (Polly/Macheath/Lucy)  
'Tis woman that seduces all mankind (Filch/Peachum)  
Virgins are like the fair flower in its lustre (Polly/Peachum)  
When he holds up his hand (Lucy/Lockit)  
When you censure the age (Lockit/Peachum)  
When young at the bar you first taught me to score (Lucy/Lockit)  
Would I might be hang'd! (Lucy/Polly/Macheath/Jailer)  

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