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William Lawes

1602-1645 GB, Salisbury
Composer of Classical

William Lawes (April 1602 – 24 September 1645) was an English composer and musician.

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The Royall Consort Sett No. 6 in D Major: I. Fantazy on Lawes: Royall Consorts by William Lawes & Les Voix Humaines
Lawes: Consort Set No. 2 for 5 Viols in A Minor, VdGS 71-73: II. Fantazy on William Lawes - Consort Music by William Lawes & Fretwork
Lawes: Aire, for Lyra Viol, VdGS No. 463 on William Lawes - Consort Music by William Lawes & Fretwork
Sett No. 1: Fantasia on Trio Sonata in 17th Century England by London Baroque
Suite for Two Guitars: I. Corant I on Julian Bream & John Williams by John Williams
Suite for Two Guitars: III. Corant II on Julian Bream & John Williams by John Williams
Suite for Two Guitars: II. Alman on Julian Bream & John Williams by John Williams
Lawes: Aire, for Lyra Viol, VdGS No. 462 on William Lawes - Consort Music by William Lawes & Fretwork
6-Part Fantasy (Arr. P. Grainger for Saxophone Ensemble) on Grainger: Music for Saxophones by Joyce Griggs
Lawes: Consort Set No. 8 for 6 Viols in F Major, VdGS 90-93: I. Fantazy (The Sunrise) on William Lawes - Consort Music by William Lawes & Fretwork

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Title Artist Year Type
Consorts to the OrganWilliam Lawes, Phantasm2012Album
Music For ViolsFretwork . Henry Purcell . William Lawes . Matthew Locke . John Jenkins2008Compil.
Lawes (Songs by Henry And William Lawes)William Lawes, Henry Lawes, Robin Blaze, Elizabeth Kenny2007Album
Consort Sets in Five & Six PartsWilliam Lawes, Hespèrion XXI, Jordi Savall2002Album
The Consort Setts For 5 & 6 Viols And OrganFretwork, Paul Nicholson, William Lawes2002Compil.
Consorts In Four And Five PartsWilliam Lawes2000Album
Suites Pour Une Et Trois Lyra-ViolesWilliam Lawes, Jonathan Dunford, Sylvia Abramowicz, Sylvie Moquet1998Album
Fantasia-Suites - London BaroqueWilliam Lawes, London Baroque1998Album
The Royal Consort & Lute SongsWilliam Lawes, René Jacobs • Sigiswald Kuijken • Gustav Leonhardt1997Album
Consort Music For ViolsWilliam Byrd, John Dowland, William Lawes, Fretwork, Christopher Wilson, Catherine Bott1996Compil.
Concord Is Conquer'd (Consort Setts, Songs & Pieces For Lyra Viol)William Lawes, Fretwork1995Album
Consort Music For Viols, Lutes And Theorbos (Royal Consorts / Duets For Lute / Divisions On A Pavan)William Lawes, Timothy Roberts, Jacob Heringman, David Miller1995Album
The Royall Consort SuitesWilliam Lawes – The Purcell Quartet With Nigel North & Paul O'Dette1995Album
Fantasia SuitesWilliam Lawes, The Purcell Quartet1994Album
Fantasia-SuitesWilliam Lawes, London Baroque1993Album
Music For ViolsJohn Dowland • William Byrd • William Lawes, Fretwork1992Compil.
For Ye Violls (Consort Setts For 5 & 6 Viols And Organ)William Lawes : Fretwork, Paul Nicholson1991Album
Duo RecitalThe Groningen Guitar Duo - William Lawes / Mauro Giuliani / Johann Sebastian Bach / Pierre Petit / Jacob Ter Veldhuis / Astor Piazzolla1989Album
Heart's Ease (Music For Viol Consort From The Late Tudor And Early Stuart Age)Anthony Holborne, William Byrd, John Dowland, John Bull, Orlando Gibbons, William Lawes, Alfonso Ferrabosco / Fretwork1988Album
Private Musick - Fantasies & SonatasWilliam Lawes & Henry Purcell / Amati Ensemble1986Album
Consort Music for the Harpe, Bass Viol, Violin and TheorboWilliam Lawes1983Album
Royall ConsortsWilliam Lawes / The Consort Of Musicke1980Album
Viol Consort MusicWilliam Lawes / The Consort Of Musicke1980Album
Setts For Violins & Division ViolsWilliam Lawes, The Consort Of Musicke1979Album
Dialogues, Psalmes & ElegiesWilliam Lawes - The Consort Of Musicke1979Album
The Royal Consort & 6 Lieder Für Countertenor Und LauteWilliam Lawes, Gustav Leonhardt1979Album
Music For The VyneThe King's Musick, Henry VIII, Thomas Ford, William Lawes, Luis De Milán, Thomas Arne, William Boyce, Henry Purcell1976Album
Englische Consort-Musik Des 17. JahrhundertsWilliam Lawes / William Byrd / Henry Purcell - Leonhardt-Consort, Gustav Leonhardt1975Compil.
Kissing, Drinking And Insect SongsClaudio Monteverdi, Heinrich Schütz, Josquin Des Prés, Roland de Lassus, Carlo Gesualdo, John Dowland, John Farmer, Thomas Weelkes, Thomas Morley, William Lawes, Juan Ponçe, The Sine Nomine Singers, Harry Saltzman1972Album
Consort MusicWilliam Lawes, Elizabethan Consort Of Viols Director Thurston Dart1968Album
Englische Consort-Musik Um 1600-1640William Lawes • William Byrd1966Album
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