Words With Lawes

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Anthony Rooley introduces the fruits of an experiment in which the Consort of Musicke create vocal works from William Lawes's extraordinary and beautiful instrumental compositions.

19990519

Anthony Rooley and the Consort of Musicke perform vocal arrangements of viol consorts by the 17th-century English composer William Lawes. Lawes did not write any madrigals, but his beautiful and expressive viol consorts seem to lend themselves to voices. Anthony Rooley introduces the fruits of an experiment in which the Consort of Musicke create vocal works from Lawes's instrumental compositions.