Rose Consort of Viols

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The Rose Consort of Viols
Genres Renaissance consort music on Viol
Years active 1990-present
Labels Naxos, Deux Elles
Members Alison Crum, John Bryan, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland, Ibi Aziz, Andrew Kerr, Susanna Pell

The Rose Consort of Viols is an English ensemble of viol players who perform mainly early consort music, including works by Orlando Gibbons, John Dowland, and Henry Purcell.

They have performed around the world at many events, have appeared a number of times for the BBC, and have made a number of recordings, several of which have been made in collaboration with Red Byrd, a vocal group from Hyperion Records.

The name was taken from a famous family of viol makers.


  • Elizabethan Christmas Anthems (with Red Byrd) (Saydisc, 1990)
  • Born is the Babe: Renaissance Music for Christmas (Woodmansterne, 1990)
  • Dowland: Lachrimae (Saydisc, 1992)
  • Ah, Dear Heart (Woodmansterne, 1993)
  • All in a Garden Green (Naxos, 1993)
  • William Byrd: Consort and Keyboard Music, Songs and Anthems (with Red Byrd) (Naxos, 1994)
  • Thomas Tomkins: Consort Music for Viol and Voices; Keyboard Music (Naxos, 1995)
  • William Lawes: Consort Music for Viols, Lutes and Theorboes (Naxos, 1996)
  • Orlando Gibbons: Consort and Keyboard Music, Songs and Anthems (with Red Byrd) (Naxos, 1997)
  • John Dowland: Consort Music and Songs (Naxos, 1997)
  • Henry Purcell: Complete Fantazias and In Nomines (Naxos, 1997)
  • Alfonso Ferrabosco: Consort Music (CPO, 1997)
  • John Ward: Upon a Bank of Roses, Consort Music (CPO, 1998)
  • Elizabethan Consort Music and Dramatic Songs (Naxos, 1999)
  • Four Gentlemen of the Chapel Royal (Deux-Elles, 2008)

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