(many of the pieces on the album, feature the Elizabethan Consort of Viols, directed by Dennis Nesbitt)
This Sixties album, consists of twelve pieces, all being in the forms of either : a Madrigal (a song for two or three voices, usually non-religious in its devotion) ; other Songs (which may contain more sacred forms of devotional lyrics) ; or Harpsichord Pieces (the instrument that - alongside the Virginals - was one of the ancestors of the Piano).
The composers, include Giles Farnaby (1563-1640) ; William Mundy (1529-91) ; Thomas Vautor (?-? - an Early 17C composer) ; the ever-popular John Dowland (1563-1626) ; John Wilbye (1574-1638 - a noted Madrigal composer) ; celebrated Welshman, Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656) ; William Byrd (1543-1623) ; and finally, Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623 - who also held the distinguished post of Organist at Winchester College).
Side One :-
1) "Rosasolis", composed by Farnaby 2) "Robin", composed by Mundy 3) "Galiarda", composed by Harding 4) "Melpomene, Bewail pt.I", composed by Vautor 5) "Whilst Fatal Sisters pt.II", by Vautor 6) "Pavana Lachrymae", by Dowland 7) "Draw on, Sweet Night", by Wilbye.
Side Two :-
1) "Barafostus Dreame", composed by Tomkins 2) "Sweet, Stay Awhile", composed by Dowland 3) "Who Made Thee, Hob?", by Byrd 4) "Come, Sirrah Jack Ho!", by Weelkes 5) "A Grounde", by Tomkins.
Records graded visually to RRPG grades (record/sleeve) VG+/VG+.