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Lute partitas, Sylvius Leopold Weiss - Musica Universalis. Total time: 51:20. Booklet - 12 pages. Some of the best Weiss Partitas from the Grussau manuscript originaly kept at the Cisterian convent in Krzeszow. For the purpose of this recording I have chosen two of them: D minor and B flat major. In the manuscript both are entitled „Parthia”, which signifies a piece for a solo instrument in form of a suite. Parthia in D minor has concordant versions both in the Dresden manuscript and the manuscript currently kept in London, but originally housed in Prague. Both versions are shorter: only the Krzeszow partita has all the eight movements including the Prelude and the Bouree.
What thing is love, Wheeler-Lipski duo - Peregrine Records (no booklet). Total time: 42:07. The Wheeler - Lipski duo capture the spirit of the English lute in this blend of 16th and 17th century songs from Shakespeare's plays, folk ballads, as well as songs by John Dowland, Philip Rosseter, Robert Jones, Robert Johnson, Thomas Brewer, John Wilson and other composers of the era. You will also find here some of the best lute solos by John Dowland and Anthony Holborne.
Muzyka na Wawelu, Ars Nova - Dux. Total time: 52. Booklet - 24 pages. Old Polish pieces echoing the vibrant life of the 15th century Wawel court (Cracow). These miniatures evoke the turmoil of historical battles, the sounds of city life, merrymaking at wedding parties, majestic coronation ceremonies and royal funeral processions.
Melodie na psalterz polski, Mikolai Gomolka - Dux. Total time: 67:20. Twenty-three Medieval Psalms by Mikolaj Gomolka and Jan Kochanowski, composed in 1580. Performed by Ars Nova, The Warsaw Music Society's medieval instruments ensemble.
Songs and dances from 15th and 16th century, Collegio Antico - Dux. Total time: 51:33. Booklet - 16 pages.