The Chester Books of Madrigals offer an exciting collection of secular European madrigals, partsongs and rounds from the 16th and early 17th centuries, newly edited from early sources by Anthony G. Petti, who contributes copious historical notes to each volume. The majority of the settings are for SATB and simplified keyboard reductions. Texts are in the original languages, with an English translation (for non-English texts) provided at the head of each piece. Contents: Arise, Get Up, My Dear (Morley) · Au Joli Bois (Tessier) · Baci Soavi E Cari (Monteverdi) · Come Again (Dowland) · Hey Ho, What Shall I Say (Ravenscroft) · I Lay with an Old Man (Ravenscroft) · Leave Off, Hymen (Ravenscroft) · Mas Vale Trocar (Del Encina) · Mon Coeur Se Recommande a Vous (Anon) · Mother, I Will Have a Husband (Vautor) · O My Love (Ravenscroft) · Quand Mon Mari Vient de Dehors (Lassus) · Scendi Dal Paradiso (Marenzio) · So Wunsch Ich Ihr (Franck) · Sospirava Il Mio Core (Gesualdo) · What Hap Had I (Ravenscroft) · Whenever I Marry (Lawes)