Category: Tudor/Elizabethan

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Keyboard Collection
Richard Burnett, historic keyboards

In this collection Richard Burnett explores the fascinating evolution of keyboard instruments: virginals, spinet, clavichord, harpsichord, chamber organs & nine historic pianos from the Finchcocks collection with appropriate music of the period by Farnaby, Croft, Bach, Arne, Stanley, Haydn, Beethoven, J.C. Bach, Dussek, Schubert, Clementi, Field, Chopin, Mendelssohn and Richard Burnett's famous (and outrageous!) interpretation of Mozart's Rondo alla turca.
John Playford's Popular Tunes
The Broadside Band

The Broadside Band play popular tunes and dances from John Playford's famous 17th century publications with recorders, regal, baroque violin, viols, hurdy-gurdy, lute, mandore and cittern.
In Nomine

Fretwork consort of viols are a world authority on the performance of 16th century English viol music. This album includes the complete music for viol consort by Thomas Tallis. The beauty and richness of viols played with perfect tuning and brilliant musicianship is a rare treat.
Trumpet Collection
The Clarion Ensemble

The Clarion Ensemble demonstrate the various instruments of the trumpet family & their development. Cornetto, baroque trumpet, slide trumpet, keyed bugle, posthorn, cornopean, cornet & valved trumpet with an ensemble including the virtuoso singing of Deborah Roberts. Works by Fantini, Monteverdi, Purcell, Frescobaldi, Scarlatti, Bishop, etc. trace the evolution of the trumpet family from Renaissance to modern times
Bassoon Collection
Frances Eustace, Dulzian, bassoons

Frances Eustace demonstrates the capabilities of a wide range of bassoons with dulzian, cello, organ, harpsichord and pianos.
Harp Collection
Frances Kelly, harps

Early music harp expert Frances Kelly traces the development of the harp from the simple medieval instrument, via gothic, double and triple harps to the modern double action harp. She brings each harp to life with suitable music of its day.
Elizabethan Christmas Anthems
Red Byrd with The Rose Consort Of Viols

Beautiful Elizabethan anthems performed by the seven early music vocalists of Red Byrd (using pronunciation of the period) interspersed with famous pieces for viol consort. The performances aim to recreate the sound world of the Elizabethan age and bring a breath of fresh air to this rich and inspiring music.
The Field of Cloth of Gold
Musica Antiqua of London

Musica Antiqua of London perform instrumental and vocal music from the time of Henry VIII and its equivalents in France as might have been heard at the historic meeting at "The Field of Cloth of Gold" in 1520 of the English king and François I of France.
John Dowland's Lachrimae or Seaven Teares
The Rose Consort of Viols

The Rose Consort of Viols with Caroline Trevor (alto) perform the Lachrimae pavans interwoven with seven of Dowland's saddest songs - very dark and beautiful.
A Golden Treasury of Elizabethan Music

Features the typical instruments, composers and styles that were current in Elizabethan England. Dances (both courtly and rustic), songs, anthems, viol consorts, recorder consorts, lute solos and music for virginals, shawms, cornetts, curtals, etc. The album is a compilation drawn from our catalogue and serves as an excellent introduction to the fine music of this period.
A Golden Treasury of Renaissance Music

A grand tour of the finest Renaissance music of England, Italy, Germany, France, the Low Countries and Spain performed by leading early music groups and musicians. The album is a compilation drawn from our catalogue and serves as an excellent introduction to the fine music of this period.
A Golden Treasury of Ancient Instruments

An incredible array of wind, keyboard, brass & string instruments from mediaeval, renaissance & baroque times: pipe & tabor, shawms, rauschpfeifen, bombarde, crumhorns, recorders, renaissance flutes, chalumeau, early trumpets, clarinets, oboe & bassoon, dulzian, smallpipes, racket, virginal, spinet, clavichord, harpsichord, regal, cornett, busine, sackbut, serpent, hurdy-gurdy, vielle, rebec, viols, lute,vihuela, renaissance guitar, cittern, gittern, chitaronne, theorbo, arch cittern, mediaeval harp, gothic harp and double harp.

Amon Ra is the classical division of Saydisc Records and is devoted to authentic performances on original instruments or copies. The unifying feature of all the music in this double album is its calm and tranquil nature. There is still enormous variety within this narrow framework in terms of period of music, instrumentation and style.
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La Virtuosissima Cantatrice

Virtuoso and Bel Canto Masterpieces for Female Voice
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Christmas Now Is Drawing Near
Sneak's Noyse / The City Waits

30 of the most beautiful traditional English folk carols performed in an authentic rural style with original instrument accompaniment.
CD-SDL 373 CD-SDL 373
Music From The Time Of The Spanish Armada
The York Waits

The York Waits present a celebration of Elizabethan popular music including pieces associated with the Armada.
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The Musical Life Of Samuel Pepys

A real slice of history in which Richard Wistreich reads extracts from the Diary relating to Pepys' musical experiences and sings some of Pepys' favourite songs including: Arise, arise, ye subterranean winds, Lucifero, Beauty retire, Cloris Yielding, Hero's Complaint, Inconstancy return'd, Down to the very centre of the earth.
CD-SDL 398 CD-SDL 398
Old Christmas Return'd
The York Waits with Richard Wistreich (bass)

The music and song of Christmas past from renowned early music bass singer, Richard Wistreich with the ancient shawms, sackbuts, cornetts, hurdy-gurdies, recorders and bagpipes of The York Waits.
CD-SDL 400 CD-SDL 400
English National Songs
The Broadside Band, with John Potter and Lucie Skeaping

The Broadside Band with John Potter & Lucie Skeaping. 21 songs encapsulating the most typical and popular songs from the late renaissance of Greensleeves to the Victorian nostalgia of Home sweet home.
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Songs & Dances from Shakespeare
Deborah Roberts, soprano, John Potter, tenor

Well-known early music singers Deborah Roberts (soprano) & John Potter (tenor) sing the original or earliest known versions of the songs associated with Shakespeare's plays. The Broadside Band accompany them on instruments of the period and play some of the dances of the plays. Fascinating listening as well as an ideal historical source for stage productions.
CD-SDL 389 CD-SDL 436
Pleasures and Treasures

The Music Includes world music, traditional British music, early classical music on original instruments, novelty numbers, jazz, music hall, musical boxes, guitar quartets, saxophone quartet, brass group, viol consorts, choral music and chant, handbells and church bells, poetry and readings - from mediaeval times to the present day. This double album forms part of Saydisc’s 50th Anniversary celebration releases and is drawn from recordings made over the years from mono open reel recording to high quality stereo digital.
CD-SDL 389 CD-SDL 437 
Christmas Music Through The Ages

A celebration of festive music with 50 pieces from the 6th to 20th centuries. Choirs, folk ensembles and soloists, handbell choir, brass band, viol consort, monks and nuns, musical boxes, street pianos, bagpipes, renaissance instruments, early music performers. This double set forms part of Saydisc’s 50th Anniversary celebration releases. It is the ultimate Christmas compilation spanning so many centuries and styles and will surely become a classic Saydisc release year on year.