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Rooley, Anthony (lute)
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Anthony Rooley (lute)

see also Anthony Rooley (vihuela)

see also Anthony Rooley (gittern)

see also Anthony Rooley (director)

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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'Purcell: Songs and Dialogues' (CDH55065)
Purcell: Songs and Dialogues
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'Renaissance Fantasias' (CDA66089)
Renaissance Fantasias
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'The Emma Kirkby Collection' (CDA66227)
The Emma Kirkby Collection
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'Time stands still' (CDH55462)
Time stands still
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A Despairing Lover (Lawes)
A Dialogue (Lawes)
A Dreame (Lawes)
Amintor's Welladay (Lawes)
Amphitryon, or The Two Sosias, Z572 (Purcell)
As Amoret and Thyrsis lay  Movement of The Old Batchelor, Z607 (Purcell)
Bring away this sacred tree (Lanier)
Chloris now thou art fled away  First line to Amintor's Welladay (Lawes)
Come ashore, merry mates (Coprario)
Come, cheerful day (Campion)
Come, sad Turtle, mateless moaning  First line to The Mournful Lovers (Lawes)
Fair Iris and her swain  Movement of Amphitryon, or The Two Sosias, Z572 (Purcell)
Fairest isle, all isles excelling  Act 5, Song of King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628 (Purcell)
Fantasia (Dlugoraj)
Fantasia (Ferrabosco Sr.)
Fantasia (Huet)
Fantasia No 42 (Francesco Canova da Milano)
Fantasia No 6 (Dowland)
Far from triumphing court (Dowland)
Farewell Despairing Hopes, I'll love no more  First line to A Despairing Lover (Lawes)
Flow not so fast, ye fountains (Dowland)
For love ev'ry creature is formed by his nature  Movement of King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628 (Purcell)
Gather your rosebuds while you may (Lawes)
Go, happy man (Coprario)
Go, passions, to the cruel fair (Ford)
Go, tell Amynta, gentle swain, Z489 (Purcell)
He whose desires are still abroad (Danyel)
Hence, fond deceiver 'Love and despair', Z492 (Purcell)
His golden locks Time hath to silver turned (Dowland)
I laid me down upon a pillow soft  First line to A Dreame (Lawes)
I prithee send me back my heart (Lawes)
In all our Cynthia's shining sphere, Z496 (Purcell)
In quel gelato core una voce  First line to Tavola (Lawes)
In some kind dream, Z497 (Purcell)
It was a time when silly bees could speak (Dowland)
King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628 (Purcell)
Let us dance, let us sing  Song of The Prophetess, or The History of Dioclesian, Z627 (Purcell)
Lost is my liberty (Anon)
Lost is my quiet for ever, Z502 (Purcell)
Mark how the blushful morn  First line to The Marigold (Lanier)
Mignonne allons (Anon)
Now each creature (Handford)
O King of Heaven and Hell, of Sea and Earth!  First line to Orpheus' Hymn (Lawes)
Orpheus' Hymn (Lawes)
Pavan (Ferrabosco Sr.)
Recercare 'De tous biens plaine' (Capirola)
Ricercar No 13 (Francesco Canova da Milano)
Robin is to the greenwood gone (Anon)
Since from my dear Astrea's sight  Song of The Prophetess, or The History of Dioclesian, Z627 (Purcell)
Slide soft, you silver floods (Lawes)
Song Tune 'Fairest Isle'  Suite Movement 4 of King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628 (Purcell)
Song Tune 'How blest are shepherds'  Suite Movement 7 of King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628 (Purcell)
Song Tune 'Let the soldiers rejoice'  Suite Movement 3 of The Prophetess, or The History of Dioclesian, Z627 (Purcell)
Song Tune 'Round thy coasts'  Suite Movement 9 of King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628 (Purcell)
Still I'm wishing  Song Tune of The Prophetess, or The History of Dioclesian, Z627 (Purcell)
Stript of their green our groves appear, Z444 (Purcell)
Sweet, stay awhile; why do you rise? (Lawes)
Swift through the yielding air  First line to The Lark (Lawes)
Symphony in C major  Act 5 of King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628 (Purcell)
Tavola (Lawes)
Tell me why, my charming fair  Movement of The Prophetess, or The History of Dioclesian, Z627 (Purcell)
The Lark (Lawes)
The Marigold (Lanier)
The Mournful Lovers (Lawes)
The Old Batchelor, Z607 (Purcell)
The Prophetess, or The History of Dioclesian, Z627 (Purcell)
This mossy bank they prest  First line to A Dialogue (Lawes)
Though you are young and I am old (Campion)
Three Recercari (Spinacino)
Three Tastari de corde e Recercare (Dalza)
Time stands still (Dowland)
Time, cruel Time (Danyel)
Welcome, black night … Cease these false sports (Dowland)
What a sad fate is mine, Z428b (Purcell)
What can we poor females do?, Z518 (Purcell)
What shall I do to show how much I love her?  Song of The Prophetess, or The History of Dioclesian, Z627 (Purcell)
What then is love but mourning? (Rosseter)
While dancing rests (Coprario)
Why, my Daphne, why complaining?, Z525 (Purcell)
Woo her, and win her (Campion)
You say 'tis love  Movement of King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628 (Purcell)
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