Musical Delicacies

— Early Music Concert Series —

Bučovice Renaissance Pastime

Torchlit celebration of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, with dance and poetry and the scent of flowers.

Friday 2 September 2016 19:30 — Bučovice château (courtyard), Zámek 1, 685 01 Bučovice, Czech Republic.

Plaisirs de Musique (CZ):

Alla Danza (Prague):

Jan Kruba (CZ) — actor

Video from the concert (3:02 minutes), author: Miroslav Smejkal (


  Henry VIII (1491 – 1547) Pastime with good company (Zábava s dobrou společností)
Cesare Negri (cca. 1535 – cca. 1605) Sò ben mi chi hà buon tempo   (Nuove Inventioni di Balli, 1604)
Music: Oratio Vecchi (1550 – 1605)
  Joseph Chabanceau de la Barre (1633 – 1678)Si c’est un bien que l’espérance   (Airs à deux parties … en diminution, Paris 1669)
(Rondeau sur le mouvement de la Chacone)
Henry VIII (1491 – 1547)My Mistress and my friend   (from a letter to Anne Boleyn)
Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695)
(Text: John Dryden, 1631 – 1700)
Ah! how sweet it is to love   (from the play Tyrannick Love, or the Royal Martyr, Z. 613/2)
Henry VIII (1491 – 1547)Helas madame (Běda, paní!)
Oratio Martire Romano Allegrezza d’Amore   (Fabritio Caroso: Il Ballarino, 1581)
(Danza all’Illustre Signora Lavinia Cavalierei Carducci)
Music: Anonymus
  Pierre Corneille (1606 – 1684)Mon cher fils   (from the play Le Cid, act 1, scene 5)
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643 – 1704)
(Text: Pierre Corneille, 1606 – 1684)
Percé jusques au fond du coeur   (Airs sur les stances du Cid, H. 457)
Père, maîtresse, honneur, amour   (ibid., H. 458)
Que je sens de rudes combats   (ibid., H. 459)
Anonymus Write no more to me, Heloise   (“Letters of Abelard and Heloise”, London 1815)
  John Eccles (1668 – 1735) I burn, my brain consumes to ashes
John Dowland (1562 – 1626) Flow my teares   (The Second Booke of Songs or Ayres, London 1600)
AnonymusMadame d’amours
Alessandro Orologio (cca. 1550 – 1633)Villanelle: Speranza del mio cor (Naděje mého srdce, sladká touho)
AnonymusWhen Daphne from fair Phoebus did fly (Když Dafné odcházela od Apolla)
AnonymusBasse dance La Magdalena — Recoupe — Tourdion   (Pierre Attaingnant, 1530)
  Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695)
(Text: Thomas Shadwell, cca. 1642 – 1692)
Dear pretty youth   (from the play The Tempest or The Enchanted Island, Z. 631)
William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616)My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand   (from the play Romeo and Juliet, act 1, scene 5)
Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695)Now the maids and the men   (from the play Fairy Queen, Z. 629/22)
(Dialogue between Coridon and Mopsa)
John Playford (1623 – 1683) Hole in the Wall   (The English Dancing Master, 1698)
Music: Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695)
  Edmond Rostand (1868 – 1918) Qui donc m’appelle?   (from the play Cyrano de Bergerac)
Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695)
(Text: Abraham Cowley, 1618 – 1667)
She loves, and she confesses too   (from the play The Mistress, Z. 413)
(a song upon a ground)
Raoul Auger Feuillet (1653 – 1710) La Matelote   (Recueil de Contredances, 1706)
Music: Traditional / Marin Marais (1656 – 1728) Marche pour les Matelots    (from the play Alcione)
  Henry Lawes (1595 – 1662)A Dialogue on a Kiss   (The treasury of musick, 1669)
John Playford (1623 – 1683) Gathering Peascods   (The English Dancing Master, 1651)
Music: Anonymus

Thank you

The concert enjoys the auspices of the Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic Mgr. Daniel Herman and the Governor of the South Moravian Region JUDr. Michal Hašek. It takes place with financial support from the South Moravian Region and the town Bučovice.

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