This book presents 60 of the very best madrigals for SATB, edited by Sir Philip Ledger. The major composers of the genre are each represented by several madrigals and the lesser figures by one or more. OUP, 1978: paperback, 408pp.
Bateson - Those Sweet Delightful Lilies
Bennet - All Creature Now; Weep, O Mine Eyes
Byrd - Lullaby, My Sweet Little Baby; This Sweet and Merry Month of May; Though Amaryllis Dance
Cavendish - Come, Gentle Swains
East - Poor is the Life; Quick, Quick, Away, Dispatch!; No Haste But Good!
Farmer - Fair Nymphs, I Heard One Telling; Fair Phyllis I Saw
Farnaby - Construe My Meaning
Gibbons - Ah, Dear Heart; Dainty Fine Bird; O That the Learned Poets; The Silver Swan; Trust Not Too Much, Fair Youth; What is our Life?
Greaves - Come Away, Sweet Love
Kirbye - See What a Maze of Error
Morley - April is in my Mistress' Face; Fyer, Fyer!; Hard by a Crystal Fountain; I Love, Alas, I Love Thee; Leave, Alas, This Tormenting; My Bonny Lass She Smileth; Now is the Month of Maying; Sing We and Chant It; Though Philomela Lost Her Love; Whither Away So Fast?
Ramsey - Sleep, Fleshly Birth
Tomkins - Adieu, Ye City-Prisoning Towers; Music Divine; O Yes! Has any Found a Lad?; See, See the Shepherds' Queen; Too Much I Once Lamented
Vautor - Mother, I Will Have a Husband; Sweet Suffolk Owl
Ward - Come, Sable Night
Weelkes - Andalusian Merchant, The; As Vesta Was; Come, Sirrah Jack, Ho!; Hark, All Ye Lovely Saints; Hence, Care, Thou Art Too Cruel; O Care, Thou Wilt Despatch Me; Since Robin Hood; Sing We At Pleasure; Strike It Up, Tabor; Thule the Period of Cosmography; Thus Sings My Dearest Jewel
Wilbye - Adieu Sweet Amaryllis; Draw On, Sweet Night; Flora Gave Me Fairest Flowers; Lady, When I Behold; O What Shall I Do?; Sweet Honey-Sucking Bees; Weep, Weep, Mine Eyes; Yet, Sweet, Take Heed