The following tracks are a small taste of Quodlibet’s style and versatility. We hope you enjoy listening to them.
All tracks and CDs recorded by Somebody’s Music
Il est bel et bon Pierre Passereau (Quodlibet)
Lively sixteenth-century French song describing gossip in the farmyard
When evening’s twilight John Hatton (Quodlibet)
Romantic nineteenth-century part-song
The silver swan Orlando Gibbons (Quodlibet)
Classic madrigal by one of England’s leading early seventeenth-century composers
In these delightful pleasant groves Henry Purcell (Quodlibet)
An evocation of arcadian love by the late seventeenth-century genius
Dance to thi Daddy Anonymous (Ruth and Jane)
The amusing Northumbrian folksong arranged for two voices
Lament W.W. Gibson (Peter Giles) and Agnus Dei Thomas Morley (Quodlibet)
A moving combination of Gibson’s poem and Morley’s motet
Quodlibet has two CDs currently available:
North and South is a celebration of British folk songs, mainly from the North and South of England. Most of the items are solos and duets by Jane and Ruth, but there are also arrangements for four voices by Vaughan Williams and Holst.
Mixed Assortment showcases some of the varied musical styles in Quodlibet’s repertoire: medieval, madrigals, folk songs and part songs. The CD also includes Peter Giles at the keyboard and reading poetry.
Peter Giles has a solo poetry CD:
Choose Me You English Words is a selection of nearly forty poems from the early twentieth century, including works by authors such as Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Edward Thomas and W.B. Yeats. Interspersed with these are some short vocal tracks by Quodlibet and the Canterbury Clerkes, and instrumental interludes.