"David Munrow did not just emerge into the field of medieval and renaissance music......he exploded into it. He established a standard that can now never be ignored, and the stimulating shock-waves from his explosion will carry far into the future..." Sir Anthony Lewis, 1976. This is a tribute blog to a renowned broadcaster and musician. It consists of relevant articles from the internet plus some original, and formerly unpublished material.
Michael Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore / Motets from Musae Sioniae (1973)
David Munrow & The Early Music Consort of London http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/cds/emi3761.htm
Dances From Terpsichore 1612
1 Passameze (CCLXXXVI) 1:32
2 Spagnoletta (XXVII) 1:20
3 La Boureé (XXXII) 2:15
4 Pavane De Spaigne (XXX) 2:24
5 Courante M. M. Wustrow (CL) 2:30
6 Suite De Ballets 2:45
7 (Galliard) Reprinse Secundam Inferioren (CCCX) 2:38
8 La Sarabande (XXXIV) 2:16
9 Suite De Voltes 3:56
Motets From Musae Sionae & Other Collections
10 Resonet In Laudibus 2:42
11 Erhalt Uns, Herr Bei Deinem Wort 8:41
12 Gott Der Vater Wohn Uns Bei 4:13
13 Aus Tiefer Not Schrei Ich Zu Dir 4:15
14 Allein Gott In Der Höh Sei Ehr 3:09
15 Christus, Der Uns Selig Macht 7:36
This LP is separated into two parts: the first is dedicated to instrumental dances taken from Terpsichore, the huge compilation of dances made or collected by the composer. As always with Munrow, we are in front of a fe…
SUSATO. The Danserye—Twelve Dancest *Morley Consort, t Early Music Consort of London both conducted by David Munrow. HMV HQS1249 (LI 60).
Dances Joe Broken Consort: Mounsier's Almaine (Byrd); Lachrimae Pavan (Dowland); Michill's Galliard (Anonymous); Lute Duet—My Lord Chamberlain's Galliard (Dowland); The Jew's Dance (R. Nicholson); Captain Piper's Pavan and Galliard (Dowland); My Lord of Oxenford's Maske (Byrd); Lavolto (Morley); La Coranto (Morley).
This is a delightful record. Because I have been out of England so much in the last few years, I had not previously had a chance of hearing David Munrow's Early Music Consort, but now I completely understand how they have achieved their great popularity. I suppose it was the New York Pro Musica, under the late Noah Greenberg, who pioneered this type of performance of Renaissance dance-music, bringing to it all the wide variety of instrumen…