LONDON MOTET AND MADRIGAL CLUB

 

Music Links


UPDATED for music programme september 2016- JULY 2017

You can find part notes, recordings and videos of much of this year’s programme of music on


  1. The Choral Public Domain Library at

     http://choralwiki.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

  1. 'Brian's Music Page' at http://www.cpdl.org/brianrussell/Music.html

  2. YouTube at http://uk.youtube.com/    


Please remember to check that your virus protection is up-to-date and note that some material on the web may not be to your taste! Also, you may need to experiment to find the best way of playing midi files or videos - best source of information is Google or any twelve-year-old.


The repertoire we are singing this year (and in previous years) is displayed below in alphabetical order of composer and work.  Where a link can be found, it has been added to the entry and that piece of music is in large print. There are now well over 100 such entries - a list which has been described as one of the richest resources for madrigal singers on the entire worldwide web.  If you click on the item, you should be taken to the entry on the internet. Where there are two entries for a work, the first is generally to a music resource, such as CPDL, and the second will be a performance, often from You Tube. No guarantee is given about the quality of the recording, or the version - it may, for example, be six-part where we normally sing the music in SATB only. Do note that on the day, the music we sing is at the discretion of our Musical Director, who has to take into account the balance of voices, the difficulty of the work and how well we are singing!


If you want to explore web-based information about a piece of music, click on the entry and you will be taken to it on an outside web page.  You should find information about it.  Do let us know by email if the link does not work - these things have a habit of disappearing, sometimes for copyright reasons.  In a very few cases, where no link can be found, that has been indicated by an asterix and the entry is in small print.


Do have fun! Any feedback would be appreciated.


Anerio  Christus factus est

Anerio  Christus factus est (2)

Anerio Requiem aeternam

Animuccia Missa Ave maris stella*                                       

Arcadelt Haec Dies

Arcadelt Haec Dies (2)

Bateson  Down the hills Corinna trips

Bateson  Down the hills Corinna trips (2)   

Bateson If love be blind

Bateson Those sweet delightful lilies

Bateson Those sweet delightful lilies (2)

Batten O, praise the Lord

Batten O, praise the Lord (2)

Bennet All creatures now

Bennet All creatures now (2)

Bennet  Come, shepherds, follow me 

Bennet Round about in a fair ring*                            

Bennet Weep, O mine eyes

Bennet Weep, O mine eyes (2)

Byrd Agnes Dei, from Mass à 4

Byrd Agnes Dei, from Mass à 4 (2)

Byrd Ave verum

Byrd Ave verum (2)

Byrd  Cibavit eos

Byrd  Cibavit eos (2)

Byrd  Iustorum animae

Byrd  Iustorum animae (2)

Byrd  Laetentur coeli

Byrd  Laetentur coeli (2)

Byrd Lullaby, my sweet little baby                   

Byrd Lullaby, my sweet little baby (2)

Byrd O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth

Byrd O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth (2)

Byrd O quam gloriosum

Byrd O quam gloriosum (2)

Byrd Senex puerum

Byrd Senex puerum (2)

Byrd Sing joyfully

Byrd Sing joyfully (2)

Byrd This sweet and merry month of May

Byrd This sweet and merry month of May (2)

Byrd Though Amaryllis dance

Byrd Though Amaryllis dance (2)

Byrd Venite Comedite

Byrd Venite Comedite (2)

Byrd Ye sacred muses

Byrd Ye sacred muses (2)

Campion  Never weather-beaten sail

Campion  Never weather-beaten sail (2)

Cavendish Come, gentle swains

Cavendish Come, gentle swains (2)

Clemens non Papa Crux fidelis

Clemens non Papa Crux fidelis (2)

Croce O sacrum convivium

Croce O sacrum convivium (2)

Dering Factum est silentium

Dering Factum est silentium (2)

Dering Love shooting

Dowland What poor astronomers                                     

East Forsaken Thyrsis, sighing*

East In the merry month of May*

East Mopsie, leave off to love*

East Now Cloris laughs*                                                      

East  Quick, Quick, away, dispatch!

East  Quick, Quick, away, dispatch! (2)

East O metaphysical tobacco

Edwards  In going to my naked bed

Edwards  In going to my naked bed (2)

Esquivel Ego sum panis vivus

Esquivel Ego sum panis vivus (2)

Farmer Fair Phyllis

Farmer Take time while time doth last

Farrant Hide not Thy face from us

Farrant Hide not Thy face from us (2)

Farnaby Consture my meaning

Farnaby Consture my meaning (2)

Farrant  Call to remembrance

Farrant  Call to remembrance (2)

Gibbons Almighty and everlasting God

Gibbons Almighty and everlasting God (2)

Gibbons The silver swan

Gibbons The silver swan (2)

Gibbons What is our life?

Gibbons What is our life? (2)

Greaves Come away, sweet love

Greaves Come away, sweet love (2)

Guerrero Canite tuba

Guerrero Canite tuba (2) 

Isaac Gustate et videte

Isaac Gustate et videte (2)

Isaac Jerusalem surge

Isaac Jerusalem surge (2)

Johnson  Dum transisset

Johnson  Dum transisset (2)

Josquin des Prés Ave Maria

Josquin des Prés Ave Maria (2)

Josquin des Prés Tu solus

Josquin des Prés Tu solus (2)

Kirbye See what a maze of error

Lassus Improperium

Lassus Jubilate Deo

Lassus Jubilate Deo (2)

Marenzio O Rex Gloriae

Marenzio O Rex Gloriae (2)

Marenzio Tribus miraculis                                            

Marenzio Tribus miraculis (2)

Monteverdi Cantate Domino

Monteverdi Cantate Domino (2)

Morales Peccantem me quotidie

Morales Peccantem me quotidie (2)

Morales Regini Caeli

Morales Regini Caeli (2)

Morales Simile est regnum

Morley April is in my mistress’ face

Morley April is in my mistress’ face (2)

Morley Clorinda false

Morley Clorinda false (2)

Morley Fyer, fyer!

Morley Fyer, fyer! (2)

Morley I love, alas, I love thee

Morley I love, alas, I love thee (2)

Morley In ev’ry place

Morley My bonny lass she smileth

Morley My bonny lass she smileth (2)

Morley Now is the month of maying

Morley Now is the month of maying (2)

Morley O no, thou dost but flout me

Morley Say, gentle nymphs

Morley Say, gentle nymphs (2)

Morley Since my tears

Morley Since my tears (2)

Morley Sing we and chaunt it

Morley Sing we and chaunt it (2)

Morley This sweet and merry month of May

Morley This sweet and merry month of May (2)

Mudd Let thy merciful ears

Mudd Let thy merciful ears (2)

Mundy O Lord, the maker

Mundy O Lord, the maker (2)

Nicolson  Sing, shepherds all* 

Ortiz Janitor caeli

Palestrina Alma redemptoris

Palestrina Alma redemptoris (2)

Palestrina Ego sum panis vivus

Palestrina Ego sum panis vivus (2)

Palestrina Sicut cervus

Palestrina Sicut cervus (2)

Palestrina Super flumina

Palestrina Super flumina (2)

Palestrina Tribus miraculis                                                

Palestrina Tribus miraculis (2)

Parsons Ave Maria

Parsons Ave Maria (2)

Pearsall Lay a garland

Pearsall Lay a garland (2)

Peerson Upon my lap

Peerson Upon my lap (2)

Philips Ascendit Deus

Philips Ascendit Deus (2)

Philips Wherefore sit I complaining?

Pilkington Rest, sweet nymph

Pilkington Rest, sweet nymph (2)

Rivafrecha Anima mea (2)

Shepherd In manus tuas

Soriano Regina caeli

Soriano Regina caeli (2)

Sweelinck Hodie Christus natus est

Sweelinck Hodie Christus natus est (2)

Tallis Euge caeli

Tallis Euge caeli (2)

Tallis  If ye love me

Tallis  If ye love me (2)

Tallis Mass for Four Voices

Tallis Mass for Four Voices (2)

Tallis O nata lux

Tallis O nata lux (2)

Tallis Salvator mundi

Tallis Salvator mundi (2)

Tallis Sancte Deus

Tallis Sancte Deus (2) 

Taverner  Alleluia                                                                      

Taverner  Audivi    

Tomkins Adieu, ye city-prisoning towers

Tomkins Music divine                                               

Tomkins Oyez, has any found a lad?                       

Tomkins See, see the shepherd’s queen

Tomkins See, see the shepherd’s queen (2)

Tomkins Too much I once lamented

Tomkins Too much I once lamented (2)

Tye Give almes of thy goods

Tye Give almes of thy goods (2)

Tye Gloria Laus

Vaet O quam gloriosum

Vaughan Williams O, taste and see

Vaughan Williams The Blessed Son of God

Vautor Mother, I will have a husband                

Vautor Mother, I will have a husband (2)

Vautor Sweet Suffolk owl

Vautor Sweet Suffolk owl (2)

Viadana Exsultate justi

Victoria Ave Maria *    

Victoria Missa O quam gloriosum

Victoria Missa O quam gloriosum(2)

Victoria O Magnum Mysterium

Victoria O Magnum Mysterium (2)

Victoria O vos omnes

Victoria O vos omnes (2)

Victoria Pueri Hebraeorum

Victoria Pueri Hebraeorum (2)

Ward A satyr once

Ward A satyr once (2)

Ward  Free from love’s bonds*                                               

Ward  Flora, fair nymph*                                                         

Ward  How long shall I with mournful music*                    

Ward  Love is a dainty, mild and sweet* 

Weelkes As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending

Weelkes As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending (2)

Weelkes Hark, all ye lovely saints

Weelkes Hark, all ye lovely saints (2)

Weelkes Lo country sports

Weelkes O care / Hence care                                   

Weelkes O care / Hence care (2)

Weelkes On the plains, fairy trains

Weelkes On the plains, fairy trains (2)

Weelkes Sing we at pleasure

Weelkes Sing we at pleasure (2)

Weelkes The Andalusian merchant

Weelkes The Andalusian merchant  (2)

Weelkes Thule, the period of cosmology

Weelkes Thule, the period of cosmology (2)

Wilbye Adieu, sweet Amaryllis

Wilbye Adieu, sweet Amaryllis (2)

Wilbye Draw on, sweet night

Wilbye Draw on, sweet night (2)

Wilbye Flora gave me fairest flowers

Wilbye Flora gave me fairest flowers (2)

Wilbye Lady, when I behold

Wilbye Lady, when I behold (2)

Wilbye Thus saith my Cloris

Wilbye Thus saith my Cloris (2)

Wilbye Weep, weep, mine eyes

Wilbye Weep, weep, mine eyes (2)

Willaert  O magnum mysterium

Willaert  O magnum mysterium (2)