Awake Sweet Love, an Anthology of Lute Music

Composer Adam Falckenhagen, Alessandro Piccinini, Christian Gottlieb Scheidler, David Kellner, Ennemond Gaultier, François Couperin, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger, Henry Purcell, Johann Sebastian Bach, Joachim Bernhard Hagen, John Dowland, Johann Georg Weichenberger, Jacques Gallot, Jacques de Saint-Luc, Silvius Leopold Weiss, Wolff Jacob Lauffensteiner
Artist Various artists
Format 14 CD
Cat. number 94710
EAN code 5028421947105
Release May 2013

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Drawing together various previous releases from the Brilliant Classics collection, this compendium pays tribute to an instrument that was once at the forefront of everyday music making, tracing its extensive and highly fruitful career.

The lute counts among its writers some of the greatest names in music history, and indeed the anthology contains a large corpus of music by John Dowland – one of Britain’s most prolific Renaissance composers. His extraordinary varied music is accompanied by the likes of Henry Purcell, who rounds of the compilation, and by Johann Sebastian Bach, whose lute offerings represent the florid repertoire of the courtly salon music then in vogue. Interspersed between these big names, however, is a rich catalogue of works that are the missing links to understanding the development of lute music and of music in general; while Miguel Yisrael’s Les Baricades Mistérieuses programme recalls the dominance of the French school during the 17th century, Germany appears to have taken over as the new centre of European lute music by the mid-18th century, as evidenced by the rich culture of music making at the court of Bayreuth (CD12). Here a more galant, or cantabile expression of music was developing, and in Austria, too, lute music – particularly the lute trio – was seen as a precursor to the emergence of Viennese Classicism and the establishment of the new Empfindsamer style.

The collection contains a wealth of lutenists, all of whom are at the top of their profession and enjoy international careers. Guaranteed to provide hours of engaging listening, this release records an essential but often-overlooked facet of music history and is a must-buy for anyone with an interest in string repertoire.

Other information:
- Recorded in 1988–2012.
- A substantial and rewarding Anthology of lute music, the only serious set in the market.
- The lute, with its gentle, soothing and melancholy string timbre, has touched many a heart string in its long history. It was an instrument of courtship and many love songs were accompanied by the sonorous tones of the lute. Great composers wrote extensively for the instrument, and this set contains the complete works of the master of the genre: John Dowland, as well as the complete lute works of Johann Sebastian Bach, works of de Visée, Kapsberger and other major and Minor masters.
- Excellent performances by the world’s top luteists, including: Jakob Lindberg, Miguel Yisrael, Nigel North, Christopher Wilson and others, having won many international record awards (among others a Diapason d’Or).
- Contains extensive notes on the music and composers.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Varietie of Lute Lessons: The Most Sacred Queen Elizabeth, Her Galliard (41)
  2. Varietie of Lute Lessons: The Right Honourable Robert, Earl of Essex, His Galliard (42a)
  3. Varietie of Lute Lessons: The Right Honourable the Lady Clifton’s Spirit (45)
  4. Varietie of Lute Lessons: Sir John Smith, His Almain (47)
  5. Varietie of Lute Lessons: Sir John Langton His Pavan (14a)
  6. Varietie of Lute Lessons: The Most High and Mighty Christianus the Fourth, King of Denmark, His Galliard (40)
  7. Varietie of Lute Lessons: The Right Honourable Ferdinando, Earl of Derby, His Galliard (44a)
  8. Varietie of Lute Lessons: Sir Henry Guildforde His Almain
  9. Varietie of Lute Lessons: The Right Honourable the Lady Rich, Her Galliard (43a)
  10. Varietie of Lute Lessons: A Fantasie (1a)
  11. A Musicall Banquet: The Right Honourable the Lord Viscount Lisle, His Galliard (38)
  12. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.5.78.3: A Piece Without Title (51)
  13. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.5.78.3: The Lady Russell’s Pavan (17)
  14. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.5.78.3: Mr Knight’s Galliard (36)
  15. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.5.78.3: A Pavan (16)
  16. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.5.78.3: Sir John Souch’s Galliard (26)
  17. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.5.78.3: Mr Giles Hobie’s Galliard (29)
  18. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.5.78.3: Farewell (3)
  19. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.5.78.3: A Galliard (27)
  20. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.5.78.3: Lady Hunsdon’s Puffe (54)
  21. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.5.78.3: A Galliard (on a Galliard by Daniel Bacheler) (28)
  22. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.5.78.3: Lachrimae (15)
  23. A Pilgrimes Solace: 23 Galliard to Lachrimae (46)§

Disk 2

  1. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.9.33: Forlorn Hope Fancy (2)
  2. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.9.33: Walsingham (67)
  3. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.9.33: Mrs Vaux Galliard (32)
  4. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.9.33: Mrs Vaux’s Jig (57)
  5. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.9.33: A Fancy (7)
  6. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.9.33: A Galliard (76)
  7. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.9.33: The Shoemaker’s Wife (58)
  8. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.9.33: A Fancy (6)
  9. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.9.33: Mrs Brigide Fleetwood’s Pavan (Solus sine sola) (11)
  10. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.9.33: Mignarda (34)
  11. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.9.33: Langton’s Galliard (33)
  12. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.9.33: Loth to Depart (69)
  13. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.9.33: A Fancy (73)
  14. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.9.33: Robin (70)
  15. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.9.33: A Pavan (18)
  16. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.9.33: A Galliard (35)
  17. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.9.33: Farewell (on ‘In nomine’) (4)
  18. From The Marsh Lute Book: Mrs Norrish’s Delight [77)
  19. From The Mynshall Lute Book: A Coy Joy (80)
  20. From William Barley’s A New Booke of Tabliture, for Lute and Orpharion: Fortune My Foe (62)
  21. From The Wickhambrook Lute Book: Tarleton’s Resurrection (59)

Disk 3

  1. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.2.11: Piper’s Pavan (8)
  2. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.2.11: Captain Digorie Piper’s Galliard (19)
  3. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.2.11: Mrs Nichols’ Almain (52)
  4. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.2.11: Mrs White’s Thing (50)†
  5. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.2.11: Mrs White’s Nothing (56)
  6. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.2.11: John Dowland’s Galliard (21)
  7. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.2.11: Monsieur’s Almain
  8. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.2.11: Melancholy Galliard (25)
  9. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.2.11: Lord Strang’s March (65)
  10. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.2.11: Dr Case’s Pavan (12)†
  11. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.2.11: Dowland’s First Galliard (22)
  12. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.2.11: Orlando Sleepeth (61)†
  13. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.2.11: A Dream (75)†
  14. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.2.11: A Galliard (on Walsingham) (31)†
  15. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.2.11: Galliard (24)†
  16. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.2.11: An Almain (49)
  17. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.2.11: Tarleton’s Jig (81)
  18. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.2.11: Complaint (63)
  19. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.2.11: A Galliard (30)
  20. From Cambridge University Library, Ms. Dd.2.11: Dowland’s Galliard (20)
  21. From The Euing Lute Book: Semper Dowland Semper Dolens (9)
  22. From The Euing Lute Book: Go from My Window (64)
  23. From The Euing Lute Book: Solus Cum Sola (10)
  24. From The Euing Lute Book: A Piece Without Title (78)
  25. From The Euing Lute Book: A Fancy (72)

Disk 4

  1. From The Dowland Lute Book: My Lord Willoughby’s Welcome Home (66a)
  2. From The Dowland Lute Book: What If a Day (79)
  3. From The Dowland Lute Book: Mrs Clifton’s Almain (53)
  4. From The Dowland Lute Book: Can She Excuse (42)
  5. From The Dowland Lute Book: Mrs Winter’s Jump (55)†
  6. From The Dowland Lute Book: Round Battle Galliard (39)
  7. From The Dowland Lute Book: The Frog Galliard (23a)
  8. From Cambridge University Library, Add. 3056: A Fancy (5)
  9. From Cambridge University Library, Nn. 6.36: Resolution (13)
  10. From Cambridge University Library, Nn. 6.36: Come away (60)
  11. From The Jane Pickering Lute Book: A Fantasia (71)
  12. From The Trumbull Lute Book: Aloe (68)
  13. From The Margaret Board Lute Book: Preludium (98)
  14. From The Margaret Board Lute Book: An Almand (96)
  15. From The Margaret Board Lute Book: The Queene’s Galliard (97)
  16. From The Margaret Board Lute Book: Coranto (100)
  17. From The Margaret Board Lute Book: Mr Dowland’s Midnight (99)
  18. From The Schele Lute Book: La mia Barbara (95)
  19. From The Schele Lute Book: Lady Laiton’s Almain (48)
  20. From The Schele Lute Book: Pavana (94)
  21. From The Hainhofer Lute Book: Gagliarda
  22. From Johann Daniel Mylius’s Thesaurus gratiarum: 1. Pavana
  23. From Johann Daniel Mylius’s Thesaurus gratiarum: 2. Pavana

Disk 5

  1. Suite in E Minor, BWV 996: I. Prelude
  2. Suite in E Minor, BWV 996: II. Allemande
  3. Suite in E Minor, BWV 996: III. Courante
  4. Suite in E Minor, BWV 996: IV. Sarabande
  5. Suite in E Minor, BWV 996: V. Bourrée
  6. Suite in E Minor, BWV 996: VI. Gigue
  7. Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E-Flat Major, BWV 998: I. Prelude
  8. Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E-Flat Major, BWV 998: II. Fugue
  9. Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E-Flat Major, BWV 998: III. Allegro
  10. Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: I. Prelude
  11. Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: II. Allemande
  12. Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: III. Courante
  13. Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: IV. Sarabande
  14. Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: V. Gavottes I & II en rondeau
  15. Suite in G Minor, BWV 995: VI. Gigue

Disk 6

  1. Partita in C Minor, BWV 997: I. Prelude
  2. Partita in C Minor, BWV 997: II. Fugue
  3. Partita in C Minor, BWV 997: III. Sarabande
  4. Partita in C Minor, BWV 997: IV. Gigue – Double
  5. Partita in E Major, BWV 1006a: I. Prelude
  6. Partita in E Major, BWV 1006a: II. Loure
  7. Partita in E Major, BWV 1006a: III. Gavotte en rondeau
  8. Partita in E Major, BWV 1006a: IV. Menuets I & II
  9. Partita in E Major, BWV 1006a: V. Bourrée
  10. Partita in E Major, BWV 1006a: VI. Gigue
  11. Prelude in C Minor, BWV 999
  12. Fugue in G Minor, BWV 1000

Disk 7

  1. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book I: Toccata IV
  2. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book I: Corrente III
  3. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book I: Partite variate sopra la folia aria Romanesca
  4. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book I: Passacaglia
  5. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book I: Corrente X
  6. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book I: Toccata III cromatica
  7. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book I: Partite variate sopra quest’aria francese detta l’Alemana
  8. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book I: Corrente VI sopra l’Alemana
  9. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book I: Toccata IV
  10. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book I: Aria IV
  11. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book I: Gagliarda XI
  12. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book I: Toccata XII
  13. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book I: Corrente IV
  14. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book I: Corrente V
  15. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book I: Toccata II
  16. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book I: Aria I affettuosa
  17. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book I: Toccata VI
  18. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book I: Corrente I
  19. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book I: Corrente II
  20. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book I: Toccata XII cromatica
  21. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book I: Corrente III
  22. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book I: Corrente VI
  23. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book I: Toccata X
  24. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book I: Corrente X
  25. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book I: Gagliarda III

Disk 8

  1. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book II: Toccata III
  2. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book II: Corrente IV
  3. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book II: Battaglia
  4. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book II: Toccata VI
  5. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book II: Corrente VIII
  6. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book II: Gagliarda III
  7. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book II: Aria di Fiorenza
  8. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book II: Corrente I
  9. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book II: Corrente VI
  10. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book II: Gagliarda II
  11. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book II: Ricercar I
  12. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book II: Sarabanda alla Francese
  13. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book II: Corrente I (senza canto)
  14. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book II: Corrente IX
  15. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book II: Passacaglia
  16. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book II: Corrente IV
  17. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book II: Gagliarda I
  18. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book II: Toccata VIII
  19. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book II: Corrente II
  20. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book II: Corrente VII
  21. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book II: Gagliarda IV
  22. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book II: Calasone
  23. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book II: Bergamasco
  24. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book II: Ciaccona Mariona
  25. Intabulations for Lute and Chitarrone, Book II: Ciaccona

Disk 9

  1. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Toccata I
  2. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Gagliarda I
  3. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Corrente I
  4. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Toccata II
  5. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Gagliarda III
  6. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Corrente IV
  7. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Gagliarda VII
  8. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Corrente VIII
  9. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Toccata III
  10. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Gagliarda V
  11. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Corrente V
  12. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Toccata IV
  13. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Gagliarda VIII
  14. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Corrente II
  15. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Corrente VI
  16. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Gagliarda II
  17. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Toccata V
  18. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Gagliarda XII
  19. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Corrente XII
  20. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Gagliarda IX
  21. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Corrente XIV
  22. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Toccata VI
  23. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Gagliarda X
  24. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Corrente VII
  25. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Corrente IX
  26. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Gagliarda IV
  27. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Toccata VII
  28. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Gagliarda VI
  29. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Corrente X
  30. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Toccata VIII
  31. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Gagliarda IX
  32. First Book of Tablature for Lute, 1611: Corrente III

Disk 10

  1. Partita in G Minor: I. Andante
  2. Partita in G Minor: II. Aria
  3. Partita in G Minor: III. Courante
  4. Partita in G Minor: IV. Largo
  5. Partita in G Minor: V. Menuet
  6. Partita in G Minor: VI. Gigue
  7. Partita in C Minor: I. Tombeau
  8. Partita in C Minor: II. Courante
  9. Partita in C Minor: III. Sarabande
  10. Partita in C Minor: IV. Bourrée
  11. Partita in C Minor: V. Menuet
  12. Partita in C Minor: VI. Gigue
  13. Partita in B-Flat Major: I. Symphonia
  14. Partita in B-Flat Major: II. Passepied
  15. Partita in B-Flat Major: III. Aria
  16. Partita in B-Flat Major: IV. Bourrée
  17. Partita in B-Flat Major: V. Menuet
  18. Partita in B-Flat Major: VI. Gigue
  19. Partita in C Major: I. Allemande
  20. Partita in C Major: II. Courante
  21. Partita in C Major: III. La Petite Bourrée
  22. Partita in C Major: IV. Menuet
  23. Partita in C Major: V. La Grande Gigue
  24. Partita in B- Flat Major: I. Entrée
  25. Partita in B- Flat Major: II. Courante
  26. Partita in B- Flat Major: III. Sarabande
  27. Partita in B- Flat Major: IV. Bourrée
  28. Partita in B- Flat Major: V. Menuet
  29. Partita in B- Flat Major: VI. Gigue

Disk 11

  1. Chaconne in A Major
  2. Prelude in D Major
  3. Passacaglia in D Major
  4. Les Baricades Mistérieuses: Rondo in B-Flat Major
  5. Entrée in G Major
  6. Chaconne in G Major
  7. La Cascade: Chaconne in F Major
  8. Prelude in A minor
  9. Les Folies d’Espagne

Disk 12

  1. Sonata in F Minor: I. Largo
  2. Sonata in F Minor: II. Allegro
  3. Sonata in F Minor: III. Gustoso
  4. Sonata in G Minor: I. Largo
  5. Sonata in G Minor: II. Allegro un poco
  6. Sonata in G Minor: III. A tempo giusto
  7. Variations in F Major on a theme from Mozart’s Don Giovanni
  8. Sonata in E-Flat Major: I. Largo
  9. Sonata in E-Flat Major: II. Allegro un poco
  10. Sonata in E-Flat Major: III. Vivace
  11. Sonata in B-Flat Major: I. Andante
  12. Sonata in B-Flat Major: II. Allegro ma non troppo
  13. Sonata in B-Flat Major: III. Allegretto

Disk 13

  1. The First Booke of Songes: Unquiet Thoughts
  2. The First Booke of Songes: Whoever Thinks or Hopes of Love
  3. The First Booke of Songes: My Thoughts Are Wing’d with Hopes
  4. The First Booke of Songes: If My Complaints Could Passions Move
  5. The First Booke of Songes: Can She Excuse My Wrongs?
  6. The First Booke of Songes: Now, O Now, I Needs Must Part
  7. The First Booke of Songes: Dear, If You Change
  8. The First Booke of Songes: Burst Forth, My Tears
  9. The First Booke of Songes: Go Crystal Tears
  10. The First Booke of Songes: Think’st Thou Then by Thy Feigning?
  11. The First Booke of Songes: Come Away, Come Sweet Love
  12. The First Booke of Songes: Rest Awhile You Cruel Cares
  13. The First Booke of Songes: Sleep, Wayward Thoughts
  14. The First Booke of Songes: All Ye, Whom Love or Fortune Hath Betray’d
  15. The First Booke of Songes: Wilt Thou, Unkind, Thus Reave Me?
  16. The First Booke of Songes: Would My Conceit
  17. The First Booke of Songes: Come Again, Sweet Love Doth Now Invite
  18. The First Booke of Songes: His Golden Locks
  19. The First Booke of Songes: Awake, Sweet Love
  20. The First Booke of Songes: Come, heavy sleep
  21. The First Booke of Songes: Away with These Self Loving Lads

Disk 14

  1. Songs: Crown the Altar
  2. Songs: Strike the Viol
  3. Songs: If Music Be the Food of Love
  4. Songs: In The Black Dismal Dungeon of Despair
  5. Songs: Music for a While
  6. Songs: Since from My Dear Astrea’s sight
  7. Songs: Thrice Happy Lovers
  8. Songs: By Beautious Softness
  9. Songs: Here the Deities approve
  10. Songs: O Solitude
  11. Songs: Sweeter than Roses
  12. Songs: Tis Nature’s Voice
  13. Songs: The Queen's Epicedium
  14. Songs: One Charming Night
  15. Songs: An Evening Hymn