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Now is the month of maying

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One of the most loved of Renaissance madrigals, Now is the month of maying by Thomas Morley (1557/8-1602) was published in 1595 as the third work of Balletts to Five Voyces, Book 1. A ballett is a dance-like part-song akin to a madrigal, often with fa-la-la chorus. This irresistibly joyful piece, modelled on Orazio Vecchi’s So be mi ch’a bon tempo (pub 1590), is an essential part of Oxford’s May Morning celebrations, sung by Magdalen College Choir from the roof of the Great Tower.

from notes by Phillip Borg-Wheeler © 2016

Recordings

Flora gave me fairest flowers
CSCD511Download only
Greensleeves
Studio Master: SIGCD447Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 10 on CSCD511 [1'58] Download only
Track 10 on SIGCD447 [2'07] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD447 track 10

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-16-44710
Duration
2'07
Recording date
20 June 2013
Recording venue
St Mark's Church, Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Christopher Monks & John Taylor
Recording engineer
John Taylor
Hyperion usage
  1. Greensleeves (SIGCD447)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: April 2016
    Download only
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