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The Cries of London Import

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How to explain this CD? Early 17th-century England found vendors hawking their wares in the streets---like a hard-sell Turkish Bazaar, complete with descriptions of the goods and services, with occasionally several overlapping, but sometimes in solo. Fish, the services of a tinker or tailor, a rat catcher, parsnip seller, even a "wench" are advertised, and composers like Gibbons, Weelkes, and the lesser-known but just as fascinating Cobbold and Dering composed tunes and music for viols to be played in conjunction with these calls. Some of the "Cries" are melodic; occasionally one is sung on one almost infinitely repeated note. Paul Hillier's Theatre of Voices attempts to imitate the weird vowel sounds of their predecessors and sing the texts with intermittently rough vocal production. The effect is remarkably flavorful. This CD is the aural equivalent of a cinematic period piece; one can practically see the dirty streets, horses, and motley cast. There are a couple of purely instrumental selections as well. Fretwork, the instrumental group, is at its most versatile. This is a unique, fascinating CD. --Robert Levine


1. The Cries of London I & II (Orlando Gibbons)
2. New Fashions (Willliam Cobbold)
3. Fantasia a 4 for the Great Dooble-Base (Gibbons)
4. The Cries of London (Thomas Weelkes)
5. Fantasia No. 1 in 6 Parts (Richard Dering)
6. The City Cries (Dering)
7. Go from my Window (Gibbons)
8. Verse Pastorals: In the merry month of May/Cordon would kiss her then (Michael East)
9. Sweet Muses/Aye me/My peace and my pleasure
10. The Three Ravens (Thomas Ravenscroft)
11. The Country Cries (Dering)

Product Details

  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Composer: William Cobbold, Richard Dering, Michael East, Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Ravenscroft, et al.
  • Audio CD (June 13, 2006)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi Fr.
  • ASIN: B000FGGKMG
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #436,625 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Frank G. Feldman on July 27, 2008
Format: Audio CD
This CD is expertly played and sung, with dialect and wonderful tongue-in-cheek humor. High art wedded to low class-very funny, very human, even profound.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bjorn Viberg on January 24, 2012
Format: Audio CD
The Cries of London - The Theatre of Voices with Fretwork is a 2006 Harmonia Mundi recording starring the theatre of voices under the direction of Paul Hilier. David Pinto has written the music notes. This is a mix of high and low culture from the time around 16th century. The sound quality is amazing and it is verily as if one is listening to it live. Highly recommended. 5/5.
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This CD is almost an ideal collection of urban market cries and earthy rural comments set to music. The Theatre of Voices and Fretwork present these musical miniatures from the 16th and 17th centuries in a beautifully evocative, yet also humorous manner. I would certainly recommend it.
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