01 - Fanfare - Pastyme with Good Companye
B Dulcian, A Shawm, So & S Rauschpfeife, S T B Krummhorn, Drum, Rommelpot, Cymbal
02 - Gentil Prince (Instrumental)
S A T B Krummhorns
Gentil duc de Lorraine, prince de grand renon,
Tu as la renommée jusques dela les mons,
Et toy ettes genes d’armes et tous les compagnons
Dupremier coup qu’il frappe abatit les danjons.
Tirez, tirez bombardes, serpentines, canons.
Noble Duke of Lorraine, prince of high renown,
Your fame has spread far, even beyond the mountains.
All your soldiers and companions attack and fight first.
So fire away, sound all guns and cannons!
03 - Tyme to Pass
Gk (high d’), S Rauschpfeife, T B Dulcians, S T B Krummhorn, Lute, Drum, Vocals
Time to Pass with goodly sport
Our sprites to revive and comfort.
To pipe to sing
To dance to spring,
With pleasure and delight
To follow Sensual Appetite.
04 - Kyng Henry VIII His Pavyn
S A T B Recorders, S A T B Krummhorns, Gk (high d’) So Rauschpfeife, A Shawm, T Dulcian, Frame Drum
05 - En Vray Amoure
Gk (high d’) So S Rauschpfeife, T B Dulcians, Tall Drum
06 - Helas Madam
Tr T B Violas da Gamba, Vocals, S A T B Krummhorn
Helas Madame, celle que j’aime tant.
Souffrez que soie vostre humble servant.
Vostre humble servant je serays a toujours,
Et tant que je vivrai aultr’ n’aimeray que vous.
Helas, beau sire, vous restez bel et bon,
Sage et courtois et de noble maison.
Et aussi bon que l’on saros finer,
Mais cil que j’ayme ne scairoye oublier.
Oh Madam, whom I love so,
Let me be your humble servant!
I will be your humble servant forever,
And as long as I live, I will love no one but you.
Oh, good sir, you are good looking and fine,
Wise and courteous, and of a noble house,
And also as good as one can find,
But the one I love, I could never forget.
07 - O My Hart
T B Violas da Gamba, Vocals, B Gemshorn, B Recorder
O my hart, and o my hart, my hart it is so sore!
Sens I must nedys from my love depart
And know no cause wherefore.
08 - Grene Groweth the Holly
Tr T B Violas da Gamba, Lutes, Vocals
As the Holly groweth greene, and never changes hue,
So have I ever been unto my lady true.
Green groweth the holly
So does the ivy.
When winter’s blasts blow ever so high -
Green growth the holly.
Now unto my lady a promise I do make
From all others alone to her I me betake.
Adieu, my fairest love, adieu, my Special,
Who hath my hart truly, for now and ever shall.
Green groweth ….
09 - Jay Pryse Amours
Tr T B Violas da Gamba, Vocals, B Recorder
J’ay pryse amours a ma devise
pour conquerir joyeuseté;
heureux seray en cest’ esté,
se puis venir a mon emprinse.
I have taken love as my device
in order to win joyfulness;
I shall be happy this summer,
if I can reach this goal.
10 - Withowt Dyscord (Instrumental)
T B Violas da Gamba
Without Discord and bothe accord now let us be,
Both hart alone to set in one best semyth me.
For when one sole ys in the dole of love…ys paine.
Then help must have him self to save and love to obtayn.
11 - Greensleeves on Romanesca Ground
12 - A Robyn, Gentyl Robyn
Lutes, T B Violas da Gamba, Vocal, T Recorder
“A Robyn, gentyl Robyn, tell me how thy leman doth, and I shall tell of mine.”
“My lady is unkynde, I wis.” “Alac, why is she so?”
“She loveth another better than me, and yet she will say No!”
“A Baldric, gentyl Baldric, tell me how thy lady doth, since I have told of mine.”
“I cannot thynk such doubylness, for I find women true.
In faith, my lady liveth me well and will change for no new.”
13 - Danse de Clêves
T Recorder, Hurdy Gurdy, Dürer Bagpipe, Hümmelchen Bagpipe, Frame Drum
14 – Trolly Lolly
S A T B Krummhorn, Drum, So Recorder
15 - Blow Thi Horne Hunter
Three Hole Pipe & Tabor, S A B Krummhorn, So S Rauschpfeife, B Dulcian, Drum, Horn
Blow the horne, hunter, now blow thi horne on high!
There is a doe in yonder woods, in faith, she will not die.
Now blow thi horne hunter, now blow thi horne, jolly hunter!
16 - The Hunt is Up - Harry Has Gone a Hunting
5 Course Guitar, Tr Viola da Gamba, Vocals, Wood Block, Shells, T Recorder
The hunt is up, the hunt is up, and it is well nigh day,
And Harry our King has gone hunting to bring his boar to bay.
The horses snort to see such sport, the dogs are running free,
And Harry our King…
Awake all men, I say again, be merry as you may,
For Harry our King…
17 - Westron Wynd
Great Wynd Machine, Hurdy Gurdy, Vocal, Bell Tree, B Gemshorn
Western Wynde, when wilt thou blow?
Thy small rain down doth rain.
Christ! If my love were in my arms
And I in my bed again!
18 - An I War a Mayden
An I war a mayden, as many one ys,
For all the golde in England, I would not do amyss.
When I was a wanton wench of thirteen years of age,
the courtiers with their amours, they kyndyld my courage.
When I came unto the age of fifteen yeare,
In all the land, bothe free and bond, methought I had no pere.
Now I am a matron, in yeares three-score and more.
And all this tyme I sing this rhyme…I would not change the score!
19 - The Tallis Canon or The Inventorie
B Rackett, B Dulcian, B A Krummhorn, So B Gemshorn, A Shawm, Hornpipe,
So A B Recorders, Gk (high d’) So S Rauschpfeife, Bell Tree
20 - Pastyme with Good Companye
Lute, S A B Recorders, Drum, Vocals, Hurdy Gurdy, Gk (high d’) So S Rauschpfeife,
D Schäferpfeife, High d‘ Chaucer Pipes
Pastime with good company
I love and shall until I die.
Gruch who lust, but none deny;
So God be pleased, thus live will I;
For my pastance,
Hunt, sing, and dance;
My heart is set
All goodly sport
For my comfort:
Who shall me let?
Youth must have some dalliance,
Of good or ill some pastance;
Company methinks is best
All thoughts and fancies to digest,
Is chief mistress
Of vices all:
Then who can say
But mirth and play
Is best of all?
Company with honesty
Is virtue, vices to flee;
Company is good and ill,
But every man hath his free will.
The best ensue,
The worst eschew,
My mind shall be;
Virtue to use,
Vice to refuse,
Thus shall I use me.
Gk = Garklein (one octave above soprano)
So = sopranino (one octave above alto)
S = soprano
A = alto
T = tenor
B = bass
Sb = sub base (one octave below bass)
Tr = treble, or soprano viol