This World’s Globe

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Celebrating Shakespeare
This World’s Globe

With the Musicians and Actors of the
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre London

Celebrating Elizabethan and Jacobean Theatre brought to life by the actors and musicians of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre London, with words and music recreating the unique Globe experience. Actors Liam Brennan, Tom Burke, John McEnery and Mark Rylance are featured in their performances as Romeo, Orsino, John of Gaunt and King Richard II.

Also featuring material from Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure and Much Ado About Nothing with introductions in the original pronounciation of Shakespeare’s time, all music played on period instruments plus the special treat of excerpts of live performances on the Globe stage.

2 CD Set

Disc 1 – The Play’s The Thing is a whistle-stop journey, a sampler and guide to ‘hearing at the Globe’ – words and music combining to tell tales of adrent lovers, noble men, earthy peasants and bitter kings. Audience and actor can be heard together in some rare recordings of live performances from the Globe stage itself.

Disc 2 – Groundlings to Gods assembles a wide range of music from Shakespeare’s time. The collection reflects the hierarchy of Elizabethan and Jacobean society, which the Globe’s architecture itself embodies – music of the gods, tears of the muses, fanfares for kings and princes, courtly dances, music for banquets, songs, exuberant jibs and bawdy entertainment for taverns and brothels.

William Shakespeare’s original playhouse is brought to life on disc with music and words recreating the unique Globe experience. With a wealth of historical fanfares, dances and songs played by the Mucicians of Shakespeare’s Globe on period instruments, the company performs material from acclaimed productions including Romeo and Juliet, Richard II, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure and Much Ado About Nothing.

The music and language of Shakespeare’s time are sprinkled with sounds from London’s Bankside, hooting riverboats and chatting ‘playergoers’ to recreate the enduring buzz of the Globe Theatre.

These CD’s feature actors Liam Brannan, Tom Burke, John McEnery and Mark Rylance in their roles as Orsino, Romeo, John of Gaunt and Richard II.

SKU: SIGCD077

What people are saying

"There could hardly be a better aural souvenir of a visit to the Globe, but the set also stands up on its own as a superbly-performed compilation of Elizabethan and Jacobean music" 

BBC Music Magazine

2 CD Set

Release date:1st Apr 2006
Order code:SIGCD077
Barcode: 635212007723

Time Out

Cheering for Shakespeare? Whooping at classical theatre?! Am I in the right place? I certainly am. .. this ‘original practices production’ -the costumes, music and so on are all Elizabethan – is Shakespeare as it should be: funny, lively, profound, surprising. Of course the show is perfectly suited to this dynamic of auditioria, and a young and unpretentious crowd is soon hanging on it’s every word. The crowd roars its approval. I’m sure you will, too.

The New York Times

… it becomes possible for a susceptible theatregoer to belive that it is in his own mind that has been given life on the Globe’s open air, Elizabethan-style style.

BBC Music Magazine, July 2006
Performance **** Sound ****

The first disc in this set mixes music, brief excerpts from Shakespeare’s plays (some recorded during public performances) and excerpts from contemporary documents, which are read in what is believed to be close approximation of Elizabethan English. I don’t doubt the authenticity of the accent, but ’tis pity it often sounds disconcertingly like Mummerset. The speeches from the plays are, however, given in standard modern pronunciation by a distinguished cast including Mark Rylance and John McEnery. The musicians are an equally illustrious crew, including William Lyons, Keith McGowan and Vivien Ellis. There could hardly be a better aural souvenir of a visit to the Globe, but the set also stands up on its own as a superbly-performed compilation of Elizabethan and Jacobean music. with a varied, well-chosen selection of enchanting pieces that, on disc 2, sets out to illustrate the dramatic (and, sometimes, occult) significance of certain instruments, as well as the increasingly popular influence of Spanish and Eastern European music. A minimum of 25 per cent of the profits go to the Shakespeare Globe Trust.

Barry Witherden

  1. – –
  2. PROLOGUES AND INDUCTIONS – La Montagnura – THE PLAY’S THE THING – [3.45]
  3. ?Speak gentlemen, what shall we do today?? – – [1.49]
  4. Fanfare – – [0.45]
  5. Hackney – – [2.00]
  6. ?If music be the food of love, play on? / The funerals / ?Enough, no more? – – [4.35]
  7. Chromatic Galliard – – [1.36]
  8. ?Is she that Marchants wife?? – – [0.28]
  9. King Richard?s Flourish – – [0.32]
  10. ?When he doth hold conference upon the stage? – – [0.17]
  11. ACT TWO – ?England, bound in with the triumphant seas? – – [1.43]
  12. Galliard 12 – – [2.11]
  13. Torch Pavan (Passe et Medio/La Venissienne) – – [2.18]
  14. ?But soft! What light? / Romeo in Love (Lull me beyond thee) – – [3.30]
  15. Piva – – [2.11]
  16. ?Sit in a full Theater, and you will thinke? – – [0.39]
  17. ?When let but Falstaffe come? – – [0.16]
  18. ?Give me some music? / My Earl of Essex?s Galliard – – [3.40]
  19. ACT THREE – New-yeeres gift – – [1.14]
  20. Don Pedro?s Mask (Paduana del re) – – [1.21]
  21. Hero?s Music (Sonata Duodecima s. La Bergamasca) – – [2.05]
  22. ?A Play is like a sinke in a Towne? – – [0.31]
  23. Fortune my Foe – – [1.17]
  24. ?For within the hollow crown? – – [1.06]
  25. Patiencia – – [2.21]
  26. Drums, flourish, colours – – [0.26]
  27. ?We are amazed? – – [1.34]
  28. M uy Linda – – [1.17]
  29. ACT FOUR – ?The quick eares of? – – [0.14]
  30. Hey, Robin – – [1.21]
  31. Heart?s-ease – – [3.07]
  32. ENTR?ACTE – The God of Love (Gentil Madonna) – – [0.59]
  33. ACT FIVE – Pardon Goddess (Adoramus te Senor) – – [1.30]
  34. ?Oft have I seene him, leap into the Grave? – – [0.31]
  35. Belle qui tiens ma vie – – [0.52]
  36. ?I have been studying how I may compare? – – [1.07]
  37. On the Cold Ground – – [3.17]
  38. ?That hand shall burn? – – [0.31]
  39. Mille Regretz – – [1.08]
  40. Battle Jig (Pavane de la Bataille) – – [3.00]
  41. EPILOGUE – ?The world?s a Theatre? – – [0.44]
  42. FOR THE YARD: HOBOYS AND PENNY STINKARDS – MUSIC FOR THE PEOPLE – Vecchie Letrose – GROUNDLINGS TO GODS – [1.33]
  43. Lavolto – – [2.31]
  44. Sharpe Pavan – – [2.54]
  45. Bobbing Joan – – [1.13]
  46. Almay ne – – [1.02]
  47. Paules Steeple – – [2.09]
  48. Bonny Sweet Robin – – [2.08]
  49. Ballo Francese & Schiarazula Marazula – – [2.12]
  50. ON THE EARTHLY STAGE: EUROPEAN VISITORS OF INFLUENCE – Ungerische und auch Bauern Danntz / Ein feines T?ntzlein – – [2.08]
  51. A Pollish Vilanell – – [1.58]
  52. Fandango – – [1.12]
  53. Bransle de la Torche – – [1.29]
  54. Ladie lie neer mee /Bobbing Joe / Stingo – – [2.35]
  55. Chorea Polonica no. 4 / Alia Hungarica Chorea no. 32 – – [3.23]
  56. The Cushion Dance – – [2.45]
  57. Mariana?s Song / Take, o take those lips away – – [2.45]
  58. Jota-Tarantella – – [1.50]
  59. Tant que vivray – – [2.14]
  60. THE PAINTED HEAVENS: ROYAL HOUSEHOLDS – Lachrimae Pavin – – [4.25]
  61. The Batchelars delight – – [3.40]
  62. Loves Farewell – – [1.56]
  63. My Lord of Oxenfords Maske – – [2.55]
  64. Vilian de Spagna – – [3.03]
  65. Lavolto – – [2.04]
  66. Galliard 24 – – [1.39]
  67. P av an Dolor osa – – [3.24]
  68. Galliard Dolorosa – – [2.00]
  69. El tu tu – – [1.34]
  70. BEYOND THE SPHERE: BATTLES AND THE DEATH OF KINGS – Mount on horseback / The Scot?s March – – [1.29]
  71. Lachrymae Pavaen – – [3.55]
  72. Mount on horseback / Prince Rupert?s March – – [1.28]
  73. Heaven and Earth – – [2.11]
  74. ?St. George for England? / The Battle of Boroughbridge – – [1.36]
  75. In the midst of life we are in death – – [1.17]
  76. ?So, bring us to our palace? / Final Jig & Playout – –