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: Sol, Sol G G A B C (Alonso) · A Round of Three Country Dances (Ravenscroft) · Chanter Je Veux (Lassus) · Chi La Gagliarda (Donato) · Il Baalerino (Gastoldi) · Lieblich Ich Horte Singen (Demantius) · Now My Lads (Lawes) · Now We Are Met (Ives) · Nun Fanget an ein Guts Liedlein (Hassler) · Pourquoi Donc Ne Fringuerons-nous? (Passereau) · Rounds (Ravenscroft) · Sauter, Danser (Lassus) · Sing We and Chant It (Morley) · Sing We, Dance We (Pilikington) · Strike It Up, Tabor (Weelkes) · Tanzen und Springen (Hassler) · The Elves' Dance (Bennet) · The Satyrs' Dance (Ravenscroft) · utto Lo Di (Lassus) · Vorria Che Tu Cantass' (Scandello)