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Track(s) taken from CDH55013

Who liveth so merry

from Songs of Four Voices in Deutromelia, 1609
author of text

The City Waites
Recording details: October 1980
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: January 1988
Total duration: 4 minutes 57 seconds


'Splendid, vigorous, animated, hilarious' (Hi-Fi News)

'Rollicking good 'Rollicking good fun' (The Cornish Guardian)

'Highly entertaining' (Classical Music)
This is one of Freeman’s Songs of Four Voices in Thomas Ravenscroft’s Deutromelia, published in 1609. The three spoken passages are from (respectively), Christ’s Tears over Jerusalem (Thomas Nashe, 1593), The Seven Deadly Sins of London (Thomas Dekker, 1606), and The Taming of the Shrew (William Shakespeare).

from notes by Douglas Wootton © 1981

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