Artist Hyperion Records
City Waites, The
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(left to right) Douglas Wootton, Keith Thompson, Nicholas Hayley, Barbara Grant

The City Waites

The City Waites have specialized in the research and performance of popular sixteenth- and seventeenthcentury English music since the 1970s. Tours have taken them to Europe, Scandinavia, North and South America, and the Middle and Far East, performing everywhere from major concert halls to village squares. Their many recordings include ‘Lusty Songs and Country Dances’ (Regis), ‘Penny Merriments’ (Naxos), ‘Pills to Purge Melancholy’ (Saydisc), ‘The English Tradition’ (ARC), and ‘How the world wags’ (Hyperion). Collaborations include the Royal National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe and the RSC, and several TV and movie themes.

Albums

How the world wags – Social Music for a 17th-century Englishman
CDH55013Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
The English Stage Jig
CDA67754

Complete works available for download

ANONYMOUS - BAROQUE
Jamaica, or The Jovial Broom Man, or a Kent Soldier's exact relation of all his travels in Every Nation, his famous acts are all Shown Here as in this Story doth appear
The Black Manwith Lucie Skeaping (director)
The Bloody Battle at Billingsgate 'The Orange – Hit and Miss'with Lucie Skeaping (director), Douglas Wootton (tenor), Lucie Skeaping (soprano), Catherine Bott (soprano)
The Merry Wooing of Robin and Joan 'Sellengers Round'with Lucie Skeaping (director), Douglas Wootton (tenor), Thomas Padden (baritone), Lucie Skeaping (soprano)
The Miller of Dee
The Saint Turned Sinner, or The Dissenting Parson's Text Under the Quaker's Petticoats
ANONYMOUS - TRADITIONAL
Packington's Pound
The Jolly Barber, or The Barber fitted by a Wanton Miss of the Town
JOHN BENNET (1570-1615)
The hunt is up
WILLIAM CROFT (1678-1727)
Sonata in G
THOMAS D'URFEY (1653-1723)
The Winchester Wedding
CUTHBERT HELY (fl1620-1648)
Almain
ROBERT JOHNSON (c1583-1633)
As I walked forth, or The Deceased Maiden Lover
THOMAS JORDAN (c1614-1685)
The Cheaters Cheatedwith Lucie Skeaping (director)
WILL KEMP (?-?)
Singing Simpkinwith Lucie Skeaping (director), Thomas Padden (baritone)
WILLIAM LAWES (1602-1645)
Gather your rosebuds
MATTHEW LOCKE (c1621/3-1677)
Ayre from 'Little Consort' Suite in G minor
Saraband from 'Little Consort' Suite in G minor
MARTIN PARKER (fl1650?-1650)
Seldom cleanly
HENRY PURCELL (1659-1695)
Pox on you for a fop
THOMAS RAVENSCROFT (c1582-c1635)
A Bellman's Song
Martin said to his man
Tomorrow the fox will come to town
Who liveth so merry
MAURICE WEBSTER (fl1621-1636)
Galliard

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

A Bellman's Song (Ravenscroft)
Almain (Hely)
Argeers  
As I walked forth, or The Deceased Maiden Lover (Johnson)
As ye came from Walsingham (Thumpkin/Gentleman 2/Gentleman 1)  
At Winchester was a wedding  
Ayre from 'Little Consort' Suite in G minor (Locke)
Black do I cry, will you any of me buy? (The Black Man/Thumpkin)  
Blind Cupid hath made my heart for to bleed (Wife/Simpkin)  
Cavalilly Man  
Ch'ave overcome my voes (Wat/Company)  
Come buy a brush for all your cloathes (Brush/Thumpkin)  
Come sweetheart, look not sadly (Gentleman 2/Susan/Gentleman 1)  
Draw near you country girls  
Galliard (Webster)
Gather your rosebuds (Lawes)
Good morrow fellow Filcher (Nim/Filcher)  
Greys Inn Mask  
Grim King of the Ghosts  
Heartsease  
I can dance and I can sing (Moll Medlar/Wat)  
In this same plight, sir, thus disquis'd (Gentleman 1/Thumpkin/Gentleman 2)  
Jack a Lent  
Jamaica, or The Jovial Broom Man, or a Kent Soldier's exact relation of all his travels in Every Nation, his famous acts are all Shown Here as in this Story doth appear (Anon)
Jog On  
Jog on, jog on, my pretty Susan (Thumpkin/Susan/Gentleman 1/Gentleman 2)  
Maids to bed and cover cole  
Man, forbear this place (Thumpkin/The Black Man)  
Martin said to his man (Ravenscroft)
Now farawel Lungeon, iche may zing (Wat/Filcher/Nim/Moll Medlar/Baby)  
O Did you not hear of a Barber of late  
O woe is me (Thumpkin)  
Oh wo, wo, wo, what zhall chee do? (Wat/Baby)  
Our sentinel keeps well his standing (Gentleman 1/The Black Man/Gentleman 2/Thumpkin)  
Our Taunton den is a dungeon (Wat)  
Packington's Pound (Anon)
Peg a Ramsey  
Pox on you for a fop (Purcell)
Prince Rupert's March  
Prince Rupert's March  
Prithee love turn to me  
Quick let us share (Filcher/Nim)  
Quoth John to Joan  
Room for a lad that's come from seas  
Saraband from 'Little Consort' Suite in G minor (Locke)
Seldom cleanly (Parker)
Singing Simpkin (Kemp)
Soldiers fight and Hectors rant on (Moll Medlar)  
Sonata in G (Croft)
Stingo – Half Hanekin  
Sweet Susan, remember the words I have said (Thumpkin/Susan)  
The Black Man (Anon)
The Bloody Battle at Billingsgate 'The Orange – Hit and Miss' (Anon)
The Carman's Whistle  
The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
The Crost Couple  
The Friar and the Nun  
The Gelding of the Devil  
The Gelding of the Devil  
The hunt is up (Bennet)
The Indian Queen  
The Jolly Barber, or The Barber fitted by a Wanton Miss of the Town (Anon)
The Merry Wooing of Robin and Joan 'Sellengers Round' (Anon)
The Miller of Dee (Anon)
The rainbow never knew (Filcher/Nim/Wat)  
The Saint Turned Sinner, or The Dissenting Parson's Text Under the Quaker's Petticoats (Anon)
The Winchester Wedding (D'Urfey)
There is a Royster at the door (Servant/Simpkin/Wife/Bluster/Old Husband  
There was a jolly miller once  
Tomorrow the fox will come to town (Ravenscroft)
Upon a Summers Day  
Upon a Summers Day – Kemp's Jig  
Walsingham  
We shall ne're have lucky minuit (Filcher/Nim)  
Who liveth so merry (Ravenscroft)
Y'are well overtaken—wither, sir, so fast? (Gentleman 1/Thumpkin/Gentleman 2)  
You friends to reformation