The Instruments of the Middle Ages and Renaissance
An illustrated guide to their ranges, timbres and special capabilities
Musica Reservata of London





medieval.org
Vanguard Classics 08 9059 72 (2 LP)
— 1977
Vanguard Classics (Omega) OVC 8093/94 (2 CD) — 1997

recorded: Conway Hall, London, June-July 1972






CD 1

BOWED STRINGS

FIDDLE
1. Narrator   [0:55]
2. ALTO FIDDLE (open strings) - Narrator · music   [0:26]

Raimbaut de VAQUEIRAS
3. Kalenda Maya I   [0:26]
4. Kalenda Maya II   [0:28]
5. Kalenda Maya III   [0:27]

REBECS
6. Narrator   [0:23]
7. TREBLE REBEC - Narrator · music   [0:15]
8. TENOR REBEC - Narrator · music   [0:14]
9. BASS REBEC - Narrator · music   [0:17]
10. La Bernardina   [1:11]   JOSQUIN

VIOLS
11. Narrator   [0:44]
12. Ich sachs eins mals I   [0:34]
13. Ich sachs eins mals II   [0:53]
14. Narrator   [0:12]
15. TREBLE VIOL (open strings) - Narrator · music   [0:17]
16. TENOR VIOL (open strings) - Narrator · music   [0:21]
17. BASS VIOL, VIOLA DA GAMBA (open strings) - Narrator · music   [0:21]
18. VIOLONE (open strings) - Narrator · music   [0:20]
19. Dont vient cela   [2:15]   Claudin de SERMISY
20. Hoftanz-Hupfauff   [1:49]   anon., Germany, 16th c.

LYRA DA BRACCIO
21. Narrator   [0:44]
22. Romanesca (passamezzo moderno)   [0:35]  anon., 16th c.

HURDY GURDY
23. Narrator   [0:30]
24. Como poden per sas culpas os omes   [0:40]   CSM 166


PLUCKED STRINGS

HARP
25. Narrator   [0:43]
26. Patriae pacis   [0:59]  anon., ca 1340

LUTE
27. Narrator   [0:25]
28. BASS LUTE (open strings) - Narrator · music   [0:21]
29. Tastar de corde - Recercar   [1:44]   Joanambrosio DALZA (attr.)
30. TENOR LUTE (open strings) - Narrator · music   [0:15]
31. Galliard for two lutes after Lavecha   [1:52]  anon, late 16th c.

GUITAR
32. Narrator   [0:12]
33. RENAISSANCE GUITAR (open strings) - Narrator · music   [0:14]

Adrian LE ROY
34. First Branle   [0:29]
35. Second Branle   [0:24]
36. Third Branle   [0:29]
37. Fourth Branle   [1:19]


WIRE-STRUNG INSTRUMENTS

38. Narrator   [0:21]

CITOLE
39.  (open strings) - Narrator · music   [0:22]
40. Danse royale   [1:30]  anon., 13th c.

CITTERN
41. Narrator   [0:11]
42. BASS CITTERN (open strings) - Narrator · music   [0:28]
43. Corrente prima   [1:58]   Alessandro PICCININI

BANDORA
44. Narrator   [0:15]
45. BANDORA (open strings) - Narrator · music   [0:19]
46. A Ground   [1:12]   Anthony HOLBORNE

PSALTERY
47. Narrator   [0:09]
48. PSALTERY (ARPEGGIO) - Narrator · music   [0:15]
49. Danse royale   [1:21]  anon., 13th c.   [1:21]

DULCIMER
50. Narrator   [0:11]
51. DULCIMER (ARPEGGIO) - Narrator · music   [0:13]
52. Praeambulum   [0:58]  anon., Germany, late 16th c.-early 17th c.


PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS

53. Narrator   [0:10]
54. TAMBOURINE - Narrator · music   [0:17]
55. TRIANGLE - Narrator · music   [0:23]
56. BELLS - Narrator · music   [0:27]
57. BELLS AND TRIANGLE - music   [0:33]
58. TABOR - Narrator · music   [0:28]
59. SMALL, LARGE TABOR - music   [0:17]
60. SNARE DRUM - Narrator · music   [0:16]
61. KETTLE DRUMS - Narrator · music   [0:23]
62. NAKERS - Narrator · music   [0:09]
63. KETTLE DRUMS - music   [0:29]


WIND INSTRUMENTS

RECORDERS
64. Narrator   [0:30]
65. SOPRANO RECORDER - music   [0:12]
66. ALTO RECORDER - music   [0:11]
67. TENOR RECORDER - music   [0:12]
68. BASS RECORDER - music   [0:11]
69. S'Maidlein   [0:50]  anon., Germany, 16th c.

PIPE AND TABOR
70. Narrator · music   [0:19]
71. Estampie   [0:43]  anon., 13th c.,   [0:43]

FLUTES
72. Narrator   [0:28]
73. TENOR FLUTE - Narrator · music   [0:12]
74. BASS FLUTE - Narrator · music   [0:12]
75. Consumo la mia vita   [1:35]   Johannes PRIORIS


THE REED FAMILY

CRUMHORNS
76. Narrator   [0:46]
77. SOPRANO CRUMHORN - Narrator · music   [0:09]
78. ALTO CRUMHORN - Narrator · music   [0:09]
79. BASS CRUMHORN - Narrator · music   [0:09]
80. Mir ist ein schönst brauns Maidelein   [1:58]   Caspar OTHMAYR

RAUSCHPFEIFF
81. Narrator   [0:09]
82. Saltarello   [1:27]  anon., Italy, 13th c.

BAGPIPE
83. Narrator   [0:22]
84. Da que Deus mamou o leite   [0:36]   CSM 77

SHAWMS
85. Narrator   [0:24]
86. SOPRANO SHAWM - Narrator · music   [0:17]
87. ALTO SHAWM - Narrator · music   [0:16]
88. BASS SHAWM - Narrator · music   [0:12]
89. Le joly tetin de ma dame   [1:02]  anon., France or Flanders, 15th c.

RACKETT
90. Narrator   [0:28]
91. The King's Morisck   [2:16]  anon., early 17th c.








CD2

BRASS INSTRUMENTS

1. Narrator   [0:34]
2. CORNETT - Narrator · music   [0:21]
3. SACKBUTS - Narrator · music   [0:19]
4. Almain   [2:18]   Anthony HOLBORNE
5. TRUMPET - Narrator · music   [0:11]
6. VALVELESS TRUMPET (OUT OF TUNE) - Narrator · music   [0:17]
7. VALVELESS TRUMPET (IN TUNE) - Narrator · music   [0:35]
8. TENOR SACKBUT - Narrator · music   [0:23]
9. BASS SACKBUT - Narrator · music   [0:16]
10. Corrento   [2:18]   Samuel SCHEIDT
11. Pavana La Bataille   [0:43]   Jacques MODERNE


KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS

CLAVICHORD
12. Narrator   [0:27]
13. La forze d'Hercole   [1:27]  anon, early-mid 16th c.   [1:27]

VIRGINAL
14. Narrator   [0:21]
15. The Fall of the Leafe   [1:35]   Martin PEERSON

HARPSICHORD
16. Narrator   [0:19]
17. Martin Peerson. Alman   [1:11]   Martin PEERSON

ORGAN
18. Narrator   [0:29]
19. PORTATIVE ORGAN (SCALE) - Narrator · music   [0:23]
20. Andrea de Florentia. Cosa crudel   [1:27]   Andrea de FLORENTIA
21. POSITIVE ORGAN - Narrator - Dantz Moss Benczenauher   [1:38]   Hans BUCHNER von CONSTANZ (attr.)
22. Moneghina Gagliarda   [1:46]  anon., early-mid 16th c.

REGAL
23. Narrator - Pass'e mezo antico terzo   [1:23]  anon., Italy, early-mid 16th c.


CONCLUSION

24. Narrator   [0:16]


CONCERT

Es taget vor dem Walde
25. Narrator - Ludwig SENFL  ·  alto, tenor, soprano, alto & bass crumhorns   [2:14]
26. Ludwig SENFL  ·   5 rebecs   [1:10]
27. anon, Germany, mid 16th c.  ·  soprano, alto & bass crumhorns, tenor sackbut, large tabor   [2:29]

28. La Gamba  ·  anon., arr. Giovanni Pacolini, Italy, mid 16th c.   [2:09]

J'ay le rebours
29. Pierre CERTON  ·  alto, 2 tenor, bass   [1:59]
30. Pierre CERTON  · 2 treble, 3 tenor & bass rebecs, harpsichord, bass lute   [2:25]

31. Kalenda Maya   [3:07]   Raimbault de VAQUEIRAS

Tout a par moy
32. Walter FRYE  · alto, tenor rebec, tenor viol   [1:31]
33. anon., arr. Johannes TINCTORIS  ·  2 tenor lutes   [2:07]
34. anon.  ·  portative organ   [1:44]

35. Joyne Hands   [1:52]   Thomas MORLEY
36. The Fairy Round   [1:32]   Anthony HOLBORNE




Martin Bookspan, narrator

Musica Reservata of London
Michael Morrow

Jantina Noorman, mezzosoprano
John Dudley, tenor
Edgar Fleet, tenor
David Thomas, bass

John Beckett, tambourine, harpsichord, organ
Roger Brenner, sackbut
Desmond Dupré, rebec
Brian Gulland, recorder, crumhorn
Richard Harvey, recorder, flute, crumhorn
Trevor Herbert, sackbut
Trevor Jones, rebec
Michael Laird, cornett
John Leach, psaltery, dulcimer
Catherine Mackintosh, rebec
Jeremy Montagu, percussion
Michael Oxenham, recorder
Christine Ring, flute
Anthony Rooley, lute, guitar
Ephraim Segerman, bandora
Adam Skeaping, rebec
Eleanor Sloan, rebec
Don Smithers, cornett
John Sothcott, lyra da braccio
Bernard Thomas, recorder, flute, crumhorn, rauschpfeife, rackett
James Tyler, lute, cittern
Brian Wilson, harp

Guests:
Shelley Gruskin, bagpipes
Harold Lester, harpsichord, clavichord
Sally Logemann, shawms
Frederick Renz, hurdy-gurdy







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