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1. Luca Marenzio, Liquide perle

Composer: Luca Marenzio

Work: Liquide Perle Amor da gli occhi sparse

Album Title: Secular Vocal Music

Performer: Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam

Label: Glossa

Tracks: Disc 2 Track 5

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: GCD922401


Composer: Luca Marenzio

Work: Liquide Perle Amor da gli occhi sparse

Album Title: Marenzio Madrigali, Libro II

Performer: Alessandrini/Concerto Italiano

Label: Opus 111

Tracks: 6


Arrangement for Lute:

Composer: Luca Marenzio

Work: Liquide Perle Amor da gli occhi sparse diminuito (per liuto da Giovanni Terzi)

Album Title: Marenzio Madrigali, Libro II

Performer: Alessandrini/Concerto Italiano

Label: Opus 111

Tracks: 7 (Lute duet with ornamentation by Terzi)

2. Johannes Ciconia, Doctorum principem

Composer: Johannes Ciconia

Work: Doctorum principem

Album Title: Homage to Johannes Ciconia

Performer: Ensemble Project Ars Nova

Label: New Albion Records

Tracks: 20

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: NA048CD


Composer: Johannes Ciconia

Work: Doctorum principem

Album Title: D’Amours Loial Servant—French and Italian Love Songs of the 14th–15th Centuries

Performer: Ensemble alla Francesca

Label: EMI/Virgin Classics

Tracks: 18

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: 0724354535758


Composer: Johannes Ciconia

Work: Doctorum principem

Album Title: The Saracen and the Dove

Performer: Orlando Consort

Label: Deutsche Grammophone

Tracks: 1


Instrumental Arrangement

Composer: Johannes Ciconia

Work: Doctorum principem

Album Title: Music from the Court of Burgundy

Performer: Ciaramella

Label: Yarlung Records

Tracks: 5

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: YAR05785

3. Thomas Morley, Miraculous love’s wounding

Composer: Thomas Morley

Work: Miraculous love’s wounding

Album Title: Madrigals and Canzonettas

Performer: Ensemble Amaryliss

Label: Classico

Tracks: 14

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: CLASSCD677


Composer: Thomas Morley

Work: Miraculous love’s wounding

Album Title: Italian and English Madrigals

Performer: Hilliard Ensemble

Label: Virgin Veritas

Tracks: Disc 2 Track 9

4. Guillaume Du Fay, Par le regart

Composer: Guillaume Du Fay

Work: Par le regard de vos beaux yeux

Album Title: Mille Bonjours!

Performer: Diabolus in Musica

Label: Diabolus

Tracks: 13

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: ALPHA116


Composer: Guillaume Du Fay

Work: Par le regard de vos beaux yeux

Album Title: Du Fay Chansons

Performer: Ensemble Unicorn (instrumental-vocal)

Label: Naxos

Tracks: 9

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: 8.553458


Composer: Du Fay

Work: Par le regard de vos beaux yeux

Album Title: Diversions

Performer: Calliope

Label: Summit Records

Tracks: 8


Composer: Du Fay

Work: Par le regard de vos beaux yeux

Album Title: Du Fay Chansons

Performer: Anthonello

Label: Office ENZO

Tracks: 1

5. Antoine Busnoys, Ja que li ne s’i attende

Composer: Antoine Busnoys

Work: Ja que li ne s’I attende

Album Title: Busnoys: Missa O crux lignum

Performer: Orlando Consort

Label: Harmonia mundi

Tracks: 12

6. Jacob Obrecht, Missa de Sancto Donatiano, Kyrie

Composer: Jacob Obrecht

Work: Missa de Sancto Donatiano

Album Title: Obrecht Missa Sancto Donatiano

Performer: Cappella Praetensis

Label: Fineline Classical

Tracks: 3

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: FL72414

7. John Dunstable, Quam pulchra es

Composer: John Dunstable

Work: Quam pulchra es

Album Title: Sweet Harmony

Performer: Tonus Peregrinus:

Label: Naxos

Tracks: 1

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: 8.557341


Composer: John Dunstable

Work: Quam pulchra es

Album Title: My fayre ladye

Performer: Lionheart:

Label: Nimbus

Tracks: 2

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: NI5512


Composer: John Dunstable

Work: Quam pulchra es

Album Title: Dunstable Motets

Performer: Hilliard Ensemble

Label: EMI

Tracks: 7

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: 0724356134256

8. Anonymous, There is no rose

Composer: Anonymous

Work: There is no rose

Album Title: Medieval Carols

Performer: Oxford Camerata

Label: Naxos

Tracks: 8

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: 8.550751


Composer: Anonymous

Work: There is no rose

Album Title: Christmas with the Tallis Scholars

Performer: Tallis Scholars

Label: Gimell

Tracks: 3

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: CDGIM010


Composer: Anonymous

Work: There is no rose

Album Title: Medieval English Music

Performer: Hilliard Ensemble

Label: Harmonia mundi

Tracks: 11


Composer: Anonymous

Work: There is no rose

Album Title: On Yoolis Nights

Performer: Anonymous 4

Label: Harmonia mundi

Tracks: 21

9. Guillaume Du Fay, Supremum est mortalibus

Composer: Guillaume Du Fay

Work: Supremum est mortalibus bonum

Album Title: Sacred Music from Bologna Q15

Performer: Clerk’s Group

Label: Signum Records

Tracks: 7

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: SIGCD023


Composer: Guillaume Du Fay

Work: Supremum est mortalibus bonum

Album Title: Du Fay, Missa L’homme armé

Performer: Oxford Camerata

Label: Naxos

Tracks: 10

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: 8.553087


Composer: Guillaume Du Fay

Work: Supremum est mortalibus bonum

Album Title: Guillaume Du Fay Choral Music

Performer: Canta Symphonica

Label: Glossa

Tracks: 1

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: GCDP31904


Composer: Guillaume Du Fay

Work: Supremum est mortalibus bonum

Album Title: Popes and Antipopes

Performer: Orlando Consort

Label: Metronome

Tracks: 6 (iTunes) or 15 (Amazon)

10. Guillaume Du Fay, Missa L’homme armé, Agnus Dei

Composer: Guillaume Du Fay

Work: Missa l'homme armé (Agnus dei movement)

Album Title: Du Fay, Missa L'homme armé

Performer: Oxford Camerata

Label: Naxos

Tracks: 8

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: 8.553087

11. Josquin des Prez, Missa L’homme armé super voces musicales, Kyrie

Composer: Josquin des Prez

Work: Missa l'homme armé super voces musicales: Kyrie

Album Title: The Tallis Scholars Sing Josquin

Performer: Tallis Scholars

Label: Gimell

Tracks: 2 (iTunes: Track 15; Amazon: Disc 2 Track 2)

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: CDGIM019


Composer: Josquin des Prez

Work: Missa l'homme armé super voces musicales: Kyrie

Album Title: Josquin Missa l’homme armé

Performer: A sei voci. Maistrise des pays de Loire

Label: Naive

Tracks: 8

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: E8809

12. John Wilbye, Draw on, sweet Night

Composer: John Wilbye

Work: Draw on sweet night

Album Title: English Madrigals

Performer: Tallis Scholars

Label: Gimell

Tracks: 6

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: GIMSE403


Composer: John Wilbye

Work: Draw on sweet night

Album Title: English Madrigals and Songs

Performer: Oxford Camerata

Label: Naxos

Tracks: 5

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: 8.553088


Composer: John Wilbye

Work: Draw on sweet night

Album Title: The King’s Singers Romance du Soir

Performer: King’s Singers

Label: Signum

Tracks: 6

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: SIGCD147


Composer: John Wilbye

Work: Draw on sweet night

Album Title: Italian and English Madrigals

Performer: Hilliard Ensemble

Label: Virgin Veritas

Tracks: Disc 2 Track 9

13. Bartolomeo Tromboncino, Ostinato vo’ seguire

Composer: Bartolomeo Tromboncino

Work: Ostinato vo'seguire

Album Title: Renaissance Music from the Courts of Mantua and Ferrara

Performer: Circa 1500 (soprano)

Label: Chandos

Tracks: 16

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: CHAN0524


Composer: Bartolomeo Tromboncino

Work: Ostinato vo'seguire

Album Title: Italian Lute Songs

Performer: Julianne Baird (voice; lute)

Label: Dorian

Tracks: 10

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: DOR-90236


Composer: Bartolomeo Tromboncino

Work: Ostinato vo'seguire

Album Title: Futuro Antico V

Performer: Angelo Branduardi (tenor, with poor rhythm, but with instrumental ensemble)

Label: Lungomare

Tracks: 4

14. Josquin des Prez, Ave Maria . . . virgo serena

Composer: Josquin des Prez

Work: Ave Maria

Album Title: Missa l'homme armé

Performer: Oxford Camerata

Label: Naxos

Tracks: 1

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: 8.553428


Composer: Josquin des Prez

Work: Ave Maria

Album Title: Missa d’ung aultre aymer

Performer: Alamire

Label: Obsidian

Tracks: 9

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: OBSID-CD701


Composer: Josquin des Prez

Work: Ave Maria

Album Title: The Tallis Scholars Sing Josquin

Performer: Tallis Scholars

Label: Gimell

Tracks: 13

15. Josquin des Prez (?), Mille regrets

Composer: Josquin des Prez

Work: Mille regretz

Album Title: Master of Musicians

Performer: Musica Antiqua (suite: four-voice version, then various arrangements as solo, a3, and pavanne)

Label: Signum Records

Tracks: 23–27

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: SIGCD025


Composer: Josquin des Prez

Work: Mille regretz

Album Title: Josquin des Prez: Sixteenth-Century Lute Settings (Naxos: The Art of the Lute Player)

Performer: Heringman (Navarez's vihuela arrangement):

Label: Magnatune (Naxos: Avie Records)

Tracks: 15 (Naxos: Track 12)

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: AV0011


Composer: Josquin des Prez

Work: Mille regretz

Album Title: Adieu mes amours: Et autre chansons

Performer: Ensemble Clement Janequin

Label: Harmonia mundi

Tracks: 5 (and 6 for lute version)

16. Clément Janequin, Martin menoit

Composer: Clement Janequin

Work: Martin menoit

Album Title: Les cris de Paris

Performer: Ensemble Clement Janequin

Label: Harmonia mundi

Tracks: 14


Composer: Clement Janequin

Work: Martin menoit

Album Title: Joyssance vous donneray: Chansons musicales

Performer: Il Desiderio (voice and instruments)

Label: Aeolus

Tracks: 25

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: AE-10066


Instrumental arrangements by Andrea Gabrieli of Janequin's chanson:

Composer: Clement Janequin

Work: Martin menoit

Album Title: Intavolatura

Performer: Rachelle Taylor

Label: ATMA Classique

Tracks: 5

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: ACD22267


Composer: Clement Janequin

Work: Martin menoit

Album Title: Intavolatura

Performer: Rachelle Taylor

Label: ATMA Classique

Tracks: 6

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: ACD22267

17. Jacques Arcadelt, Il bianco e dolce cigno

Composer: Jacques Arcadelt

Work: Il bianco e dolce cigno

Album Title: The King’s Singers Madrigal History

Performer: The King's Singers

Label: EMI

Tracks: 3

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: 0724358571455


Composer: Jacques Arcadelt

Work: Il bianco e dolce cigno

Album Title: Chamber Music

Performer: Musica Fresca

Label: Divox

Tracks: 6

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: CDX-79804


Composer: Jacques Arcadelt

Work: Il bianco e dolce cigno

Album Title: Chansons a plaisir

Performer: Fires of Love (vocal duet and lute)

Label: Delphian

Tracks: 24

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: DCD34063

18. Adrian Willaert, Madonna mia famme bon’offerta

Composer: Adrian Willaert

Work: Madonna mia fa

Album Title: Vihuela and Vocal Music

Performer: El Cortesano

Label: Naxos

Tracks: 13

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: CD-16276


Composer: Adrian Willaert

Work: Madonna mia fa

Album Title: Viva Napoli

Performer: Doulce Memoire

Label: I

Tracks: 20

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: E8648


Composer: Adrian Willaert

Work: Madonna mia fa

Album Title: Music for Philip of Spain and his Four Wives

Performer: Charivari agreable (arrangement for solo voice and lute by Pisador)

Label: Signum

Tracks: 22

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: SIGCD006


Composer: Adrian Willaert

Work: Madonna mia fa

Album Title: Italian Madrigals

Performer: Hilliard

Label: EMI Classics

Tracks: 22

19. William Byrd, Ave verum corpus

Composer: William Byrd

Work: Ave verum corpus

Album Title: Tudor City

Performer: New York Polyphony

Label: Avie

Tracks: 1

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: AV2186


Composer: William Byrd

Work: Ave verum corpus

Album Title: Playing Elizabeth’s Tune (iTunes: The Tallis Scholars Sing William Byrd)

Performer: Tallis Scholars

Label: Gimell

Tracks: 12 (iTunes: track 16)

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: CDGIM992


Composer: William Byrd

Work: Ave verum corpus

Album Title: Mass for Four Voices with the Propers for the Feast of Corpus Christi

Performer: Christ Church Cathedral Choir

Label: Nimbus

Tracks: 12

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: NI5287


Composer: William Byrd

Work: Ave verum corpus

Album Title: Ave verum corpus: Byrd Motets and Anthems

Performer: Cambridge Singers

Label: Collegium Records

Tracks: 11

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: CSCD507

20. Jean Lhéritier, Nigra sum

Composer: Jean L’Heritier (original motet)

Work: Nigra Sum

Album Title: Palestrina Masses: Missa Nigra Sum

Performer: The Tallis Scholars

Label: Gimell

Tracks: 2

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: CDGIM003

21. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Missa Nigra sum: Credo

Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Work: Missa Nigra Sum: Credo

Album Title: Palestrina Masses: Missa Nigra Sum

Performer: The Tallis Scholars

Label: Gimell

Tracks: 5

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: CDGIM003

22. Thomas Tallis, Why fumeth in sight

Composer: Thomas Tallis

Work: Why fum’th in fight

Album Title: Tudor City

Performer: New York Polyphony

Label: Avie

Tracks: 11

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: AV2186


Composer: Thomas Tallis

Work: Why fum’th in fight

Album Title: Thomas Tallis Complete Works Volume 6

Performer: Dixon and Chapelle du Roi

Label: Signum

Tracks: 27

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: SIGCD022


Composer: Tallis

Work: Why fum’th in fight

Album Title: Thomas Tallis Lamentations, Motets, and Anthems

Performer: Theater of Voices/ Hillier

Label: Harmonia mundi

Tracks: 14


Composer: Thomas Tallis

Work: Tallis: Tunes for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter

Album Title: Tallis Scholars Sing Thomas Tallis

Performer: Tallis Scholars

Label: Gimell

Tracks: 15

23. Giovanni Bassano, Divisions on Orlando di Lasso, Susane un jour

Composer: Giovanni Bassano (theme by Orlando di Lasso)

Work: Susanne un jour

Album Title: Lasso Chansons and Madrigals

Performer: Toronto Consort (solo voice and instruments)

Label: Dorian

Tracks: 10

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: DIS-80149


Composer: Giovanni Bassano (theme by Orlando di Lasso)

Work: Susanne un jour

Album Title: Joyssance vous donneray: Chansons musicales

Performer: Il Desiderio (solo voice and instruments)

Label: Aeolus

Tracks: 9

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: AE-10066


Bassano’s Elaboration:

Composer: Giovanni Bassano (theme by Orlando di Lasso)

Work: Susanne ung jour

Album Title: Lasso Chansons and Madrigals

Performer: Toronto Consort

Label: Dorian

Tracks: 9

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: DIS-80149


Composer: Giovanni Bassano (theme by Orlando di Lasso)

Work: Susanne un jour

Album Title: Joyssance vous donneray: Chansons musicales

Performer: Il Desiderio (solo recorder and lute)

Label: Aeolus

Tracks: 10

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: AE-10066


Composer: Giovanni Bassano (theme by Orlando di Lasso)

Work: Susanne ung jour

Album Title: Wordplay: Virtuosic Instrumental Settings of Madrigals and Chansons from 16th-Century Italy

Performer: Musica Antiqua (solo recorder and lute)

Label: Signum

Tracks: 12

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: SIGCD031


Lupi's Setting of Susane un jour

Composer: Johannes Lupi (theme by Orlando di Lasso)

Work: Susanne ung jour

Album Title: Wordplay: Virtuosic Instrumental Settings of Madrigals and Chansons from 16th century Italy

Performer: Musica Antiqua

Label: Signum

Tracks: 11

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: SIGCD031

24. Diego Ortiz, Recercada ottava

Composer: Diego Ortiz

Work: Ricercarda ottava

Album Title: Music for Philip of Spain and his Four Wives

Performer: Charivari agreable

Label: Signum

Tracks: 1

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: SIGCD006


Composer: Diego Ortiz

Work: Ricercarda ottava

Album Title: Recercadas del Trattado del Glosas (1553)

Performer: Jordi Savall

Label: Alia Vox/Astrée

Tracks: 21

25. Fabrizio Dentice, Fantasia

Composer: Fabrizio Dentice

Work: Fantasia

Album Title: The Siena Lute Book

Performer: Jacob Heringman

Label: Avie

Tracks: 26

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: AV0036

26. Claudio Monteverdi, Sfogava con le stelle

Composer: Claudio Monteverdi

Work: Sfogava con le stelle

Album Title: Monteverdi Madrigals Book 4

Performer: Delitiae Musicae

Label: Naxos

Tracks: 4

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: 8.555310


Composer: Claudio Monteverdi

Work: Sfogava con le stelle

Album Title: Fourth and Fifth Books of Madrigals

Performer: Anthony Rooley and the Consort of Musicke

Label: L’oiseau lyre/Decca

Tracks: 4


Composer: Claudio Monteverdi

Work: Sfogava con le stelle

Album Title: Quarto Libro dei Madrigali

Performer: Concerto Italiano, Alessandrini

Label: Naive (Naxos: Opus 111)

Tracks: 4

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: OP3081


Composer: Claudio Monteverdi

Work: Sfogava con le stelle

Album Title: Monteverdi Edition Volume 4

Performer: Claudio Cavina and La Venexiana

Label: Glossa

Tracks: 4

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: GCD920924

27. Carlo Gesualdo, O vos omnes, from Tenebrae for Holy Week

Composer: Carlo Gesualdo

Work: "O vos omnes" Responsory V from Tenebrae for Holy Saturday

Album Title: Gesualdo Sacred Music for Five Voices

Performer: Oxford Camerata

Label: Naxos

Tracks: 8

NAXOS Catalog/CD Number: 8.550742


Composer: Carlo Gesualdo

Work: "O vos omnes" Responsory V from Tenebrae for Holy Saturday

Album Title: Gesualdo Tenebrae: Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday/4 Marian Motets

Performer: Tallis Scholars

Label: Gimell

Tracks: 5