What if a Day or a Month or a Year

Elizabethan lute songs and Ayres sung by founding member of the Deller Consort, Gerald English.

During a career spanning more than forty years, Gerald English has enjoyed success as a performer of operatic and concert repertoire. With Jonathon Rubin (lute) and Sharyn Wicks (gamba) he has created a fascinating and charming disc featuring 400 year old English Ayres by composers Dowland, Campion, Holborne, Ferrabosco and Cutting.

Artist

Gerald English

During a career spanning more than forty years, Gerald English has enjoyed success as a performer of operatic and concert repertoire, as a recording artist and as an academic. He has given premier performances of some of the greatest works of the century and built close working relationships with such composers as Stravinsky, Henze, Britten, Tippett and Ford, often premiering their works in performances under their own direction.


Press quotes

“English is at the height of his considerable talent and the singing is superb.”

Recorder and Early Music

“A radiant collection.”

The Melburnian

“Both music and words show that delicacy and powerful delight which is the hallmark of the time.”

New Englander

Audio preview

Track Listing

  1. What if a day or a month or a year Thomas Campion (Anonymous)
  2. Fain I would, but oh I dare not Alfonso Ferrabosco
  3. The night watch Anthony Holborne
  4. In darkness let me dwell John Dowland
  5. Pavan Alfonso Ferrabosco
  6. Were every thought an eye John Dowland
  7. Gig Francis Cutting
  8. Shall I come, sweet love to thee? Thomas Campion
  9. So, so leave off this last lamenting kiss Alfonso Ferrabosco
  10. Shall I seek to ease my grief? Alfonso Ferrabosco
  11. Can she excuse my wrongs? John Dowland
  12. Mrs Anne Markham's pavan Francis Cutting
  13. Sweet, if you like and love me still Robert Jones
  14. Unconstant love Alfonso Ferrabosco
  15. A toy Francis Cutting
  16. Sorrow, stay John Dowland
  17. Shall I look to ease my grief Robert Jones
  18. Robin (Anonymous)
  19. I care not for these ladies Thomas Campion
  20. Like hermit poor Alfonso Ferrabosco
  21. Lord Zouch, his march (Anonymous)
  22. Me, me and none but me John Dowland
  23. It fell on summers day Thomas Campion
  24. The frog galiard John Dowland
  25. Lady, if you so spite me John Dowland
  26. Go to bed sweet muse Robert Jones

Performers

Composer


Where to buy

What if a Day or a Month or a Year can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’, Discurio and Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Editing
Martin Wright
Mixing
Martin Wright
Venue
Ormond College Chapel
Release date
1996
Copyright
© 1996 Move Records
Phonogram
℗ 1996 Move Records
Categories
Classical, Early music, Vocal
Catalogue number
MD 3151
Alternate catalogue number
MD3151
Barcode
EAN 9314574315127