They that in Ships unto the Sea down go: Music for the Mayflower - RES10263

They that in Ships unto the Sea down go: Music for the Mayflower

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Passamezzo

Early Music group Passamezzo make their Resonus Classics debut with a collection of music and song brought together to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower.

The Mayflower left England in 1620, with passengers and crew all seeking a fresh start in the New World. Featuring works from the books that some of the passengers took with them, this album gives an insight into the range of music that might have been sung on board this famous ship from composers such as Richard Allison, John Dowland and Thomas Campion.

Sheet music from this album (edited by Tamsin Lewis) can be purchased by clicking here.

Album Booklet (PDF)

'[...] a cleverly assembled programme of largely anonymous contemporary songs.'

- Choir and Organ

'[...] a cleverly assembled programme of largely anonymous contemporary songs.'
Choir and Organ

'I love the purity and suitability of all of the four voices used, especially the soprano Eleanor Cramer whom I shall look out for again. The instrumental work, solo or accompanimental, is tasteful and beautifully balanced; especially attractive are the two popular songs by the Cavalier composer Thomas Ford which are renamed as instrumental pieces. The recording, made in St. John’s Wood Church in North London, is clear and focused.'
MusicWeb International

'he programme has been nicely crafted, so that for the casual listener there is judicious amount of variety, with one or two delightful curiosities. Passamezzo is a versatile group with a number of them doubling on voice and instruments, and they create an intimate and conversational atmosphere to the whole disc.'
Planet Hugill

'A delightful disc with some very interesting settings.'
Lark Reviews

'Passamezzo's playing and singing is vibrant, characterful and immediate, probably helped by the group's experience of theatrical and dramatic performance, making for a highly enjoyable hour.'
Midlands Music Reviews

Credits
© 2020 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2020 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10263
Producer: Matthew Bennett
Engineer: Dave Rowell
Executive producer: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262792698
Cover image: Theodor de Bry (after John White): The Arrival of the English, 1591
Release date: 1 May 2020