17th & 18th Century Songs and Catches
The Hilliard Ensemble : discography

Saga Classics 3332

Playing time: 43'23

Recorded: St. John's Church, Hampstead, London; 1981 (or earlier)

Note: this CD was previously released as LP entitled 'The Merry Companions - Songs and Catches from Purcell to Arne' (Saga Classics 5477), with the cover as below:


17th & 18th Century Songs and Catches

(The Merry Companions - Songs and Catches from Purcell to Arne)

The Hilliard Ensemble


 1.  By a bank as I lay (Thomas Ravenscroft c1590-c1633) abcd [1:22] 
 2.  Tho' I am young (Nicolas Laniere 1588-1666) bcd [1:27] 
 3.  Lost in my quiet (Henry Purcell 1659-1695) cde [2:37] 
 4.  We be three poor mariners (Thomas Ravenscroft) abd [1:40] 
 5.  Sweeter than Roses (Henry Purcell) ae [3:54] 
 6.  I spy Celia (Henry Purcell) bde [4:02] 
 7.  Since time so kind to us does prove (Henry Purcell) acd [1:25] 
 8.  Orpheus and Euridice (William Boyce 1710-1778) de [2:06] 
 9.  Here's that will challenge all the Fair (Henry Purcell) abc [1:56] 
 10.  Which is the properest day to drink (Thomas Arne 1710-1778) abcd [1:35] 
 11.  Chloe found Amyntas (John Blow 1649-1708) abde [5:49] 
 12.  Here lies a woman (Anonimous) abc [2:38] 
 13.  On thy banks, gentle Stour (William Boyce) be [2:52] 
 14.  So well Corinna likes the joy (John Eccles c1650-1735) ce [1:32] 
 15.  My man John - A Riddle (John Eccles) bcd [2:15] 
 16.  The Street Intrigue (Thomas Arne) abc [2:21] 
 17.  When the cock begins to crow (attrib. Henry Purcell) abd [2:43] 


David James; counter-tenor (a)
Paul Elliott; tenor (b)
Leigh Nixon; tenor (c)
Paul Hillier; baritone (d)

The musicians (e):
Lena Liis-Kiesel; harpsichord
Anneke Pols; gamba