Nightwatch NW 1002 1993
1. Fuggi, fuggi, fuggi da questo cielo [4.04] GIUSEPPINO, Italian circa 1600
2. In a garden so green [5:08] anonymous
pub. Forbes, Cantus, Songs, and Fancies, 1662, Scotland
3. Helas, madame [3:55] attributed to Henry VIII
4. Daphne [4:42] anonymous, 16th century England
The song text is the old mythological story of Daphne turned into a laurel
5. Cantiga 48 [1:16] from the court of Alfonso X el Sabio CSM 48
6. A la una y naci [4:54] anonymous, Sephardic, late 15th century
7. Staines Morris dance [1:55] anonymous
8. Douce Dame jolie [3:33] Guillaume de MACHAUT, 14th century, French
9. A lieta vita [2:32] Giovanni GASTOLDI (1595)
10. We be souldiers three [4:15] Thomas RAVENSCROFT, 16th century England
11. Maid in Bedlam [5:21] anonymous
In the 12th century, a hospital was founded in London called "Our Lady St. Mary of Bethelehem".
The name was eventually shortened to "Bedlam". In the 16th century, the hospital was converted into an asylum for the insane.
This ancient song from Cornwall is the story of one young lady who was imprisoned there.
12. Goddesses [2:28] John PLAYFORD
13. Since first I saw your face [3:25] Thomas FORD
from Musicke of Sundrie Kindes (London, 1607)
New World Renaissance
Owen Phyfe - voice, chitarra battente
Bob Bielefeld - recorders
Malcolm Smith - fiddle, rebec, mandoline
Martha Gay - harp
Max Dyer - cello, viola da braccio
Percussion by Ray Dillard.
Vihuela (wire strung, called a "Chitarra batente") made bay James North, Brighton, Michigan.
Viola da braccio courtesy of James Scoggan.
Arrangements by Mas Dyer and Owain Phyfe © & ℗ Copyright 1993
except "Douce Dame Jolie" arranged by Bob Bielefed and Max Dyer;
"Helas Madame" arranged by Max Dyer.
Second voice on "Maid in Bedlam", Paula Gilchrist.
Second and third voices on "Wee be soldiers three", Jim Perkins and Bob Bielefeld.
Recorded 1993 at Height Sound Studio, Houston, Texas.
Recording engineer, Karl Caillouet.
Pre-mastering pro-type, Doug Robertson.
Pre-mastering and assembly, Ed Wolfrum, Audio Graphics.
Package Design by O'Neill Associates, Designers, Houston
Cover painting: Pygmalion and Galatea, by Jean Leon Gerome,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Special thanks to
Karen McConachie, Grace Krag, Carlo Copola, Corky Watkins and Leslie Bielefeld