Monday 11 April 2016 1:00PM

I Fagiolini; Robert Hollingworth director

Byrd, Tomkins, William Brooks and more


  • I Fagiolini
  • Robert Hollingworth director

English composers such as Wilbye and Byrd were inspired by the madrigals of Italy to make their own distinctive marks on the genre’s history.

The spontaneity and freshness of I Fagiolini’s full-blooded madrigal performances have helped engage new audiences with a fascinating and strikingly fruitful repertoire of fine words and music.

  • BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
  • William Byrd (c.1540-1623)
        • This sweet and merry month of May (for 4 voices)
  • John Wilbye (1574-1638)
        • Adieu, sweet Amaryllis
        • Ye restless thoughts
        • Draw on a sweet night
  • Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
        • Weep no more thou sorry boy
        • Too much I once lamented
  • Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
        • The silver swanne
  • John Ward (c.1589-1638)
        • If the deep sighs
  • Janet Wheeler (b.1957)
        • Music to hear
  • William Brooks (b.1943)
        • Oooh Will (world première)
  • Adrian Williams (b.1956)
        • Those lines that I before have writ do lie
  • Encore
  • Thomas Morley (c.1557-1602)
        • Now is the month of maying

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