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Tudor Music

On this edition of Exploring Music, we look at some wonderful English music from the time of the Tudors. Though the poets may be more well-known than the composers, the composers have left quite a legacy...including Henry VIII, who himself wrote a number of pieces!

 
Program 1

Cornysh & Anon.: Fa La Sol & La Doune Celle
The Folger Consort
Bard 9510
2:53
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Cornysh: Ave Maria, Mater Dei
Cardinall’s Muisck/Carwood
ASV 164
2:44
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Fayrfax: “Most clear of colour” & “I love, loved, and loved wolde I be”
Cardinall’s Muisck/Carwood
ASV 184
4:28
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Henry VIII: Tandernaken
The Folger Consort
Bard 9510
1:50
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Henry VIII: “Grene Growith the Holly”
Anonymous 4
HM 907325
3:52
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Henry VIII: Rose Without a Thorn (excerpts)
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Lon B0000807
4:21
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Anon.: Excerpts from the Mulliner Book
The Folger Consort
Bard 9510
2:18, :59
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Tallis: “Spem in Alium”
The Tallis Scholars/Phillips
Gimell 454906
9:39
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Tallis: “Why Fum’th in Sight” from Archbishop Parker’s Psalter
Theatre of Voices & The King’s Noyse
HM 907154
3:44
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Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 419191
14:09
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Program 2

Tallis: Like as the Doleful Dove
The King’s Noyse/Douglass
HM 907154
1:37
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Tallis: The Lamentations of Jeremiah
Tallis Scholars/Phillips
Gimell 454966
21:48
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Tallis: A Solfing Song
The King’s Noyse/Douglass
HM 907154
2:00
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Tallis: “If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments” & “Fond Youth is a Bubble”
Theatre of Voices/Hillier & The King’s Noyse/Douglass
HM 907154
2:00, 1:35
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Tallis: “Miserere Nostri”
Tallis Scholars/Phillips
Gimell 454966
2:24
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Byrd: Lament on the death of Thomas Tallis, “Ye Sacred Muses”
Wenzinger Consort of Viols; Deller, ct.
Vanguard 8101
3:48
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Byrd: Pavan & Galliard in 6 Parts
Fretwork
Virgin 90795
4:08
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Byrd: “Laudate Pueri Dominum”
The Cardinall’s Musick/Carwood
ASV 197
4:10
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Byrd: Earl of Oxford’s March fr. The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Lon B0000807
3:11
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Byrd: Fantasia No. 3 in 6 Parts
Fretwork
Virgin 90795
4:32
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Program 3

Byrd: Preludium
The King’s Noyse/Douglass
HM 907180
5:27, :49
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Byrd: “Quomodo Cantabimus”
The Cardinall’s Musick/Carwood
ASV 179
8:41
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Byrd: “Come, Woeful Orpheus”
The Newberry Consort/Springfels; Hargis, s.
HM 907140
3:22
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Byrd: La Volta
Wilson, lute
Virgin 90795
1:36
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Picforth: In Nomine
The Newberry Consort/Springfels
HM 907140
3:04
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Tye: In Nomine XIII, ‘Trust’
The Newberry Consort/Springfels
HM 907140
1:28
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Byrd: “Angus Dei” fr. Masses for 3, 4 & 5 Voices
Pro Arte Singers/Hillier
HM 907223
3:02, 3:27, 3:12
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Anon.: “Robin is to the Greenwood Gone”
The King’s Noyse/Douglass
HM 907101
:52
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Simpson: Ricercar: Bonny Sweet Robin
The King’s Noyse/Douglass
HM 907101
3:25
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Anon.: “Blew-cap for Me”
The King’s Noyse; Hargis, s.
HM 907101
3:45
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Byrd: “Ave Verum Corpus”
The Cambridge Singers/Rutter
Collegium 107
3:41
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Program 4

Taverner: “Dum Transisset Sabbatum”
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge/Ledger
EMI 65103
8:17
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Tavener: The Hidden Face
Fretwork; Chance, cten.
HM 907285
17:33
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Playford: Stingo 1 & 2
Folger Consort
Bard 9510
3:30
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Gibbons: Pavana & Galiarda fr. The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book
Koopman, hc.
Capriccio 10211
6:56
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Bull: Ut Re Mi Fa Sol La
Charivari Agréable
Signum 009
5:32
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Anon.: The Little Barleycorne
The King’s Noyse/Douglass; Hargis, s.
HM 907101
3:29
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Playford: Stingo 2 (excerpt) + Newcastle
Folger Consort
Bard 9510
3:12
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Program 5

Locke: Music for His Majesty’s Cornetts and Sackbutts
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Lon B0000807
8:13
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Dowland: “In Darkness Let Me Dwell”
The Newberry Consort/Springfels; Hargis, s.
HM 907140
3:56
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Dowland: Semper Dowland, Semper Dolens
The King’s Noyse/Douglass
HM 907275
6:14
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Dowland: “Come, Heavy Sleepe” & “Sorrow Stay”
The King’s Noyse/Douglass; Hargis, s.
HM 907275
4:20 & 3:13
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Dowland: King of Denmark’s Galliard
O’Dette, lute
HM 907162
2:47
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Dowland: “Flow My Teares”
The King’s Noyse/Douglass; Hargis, s.
HM 907275
4:13
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Dowland: Pavan Lachrimae Antiquae
Fretwork
Virgin 90795
4:10
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Anon.: Pavana, Gallyard, & Dance
Hesperion XX
Alia Vox 9804
4:14
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Purcell: “Music for a While”
Battle, s.; Levine, p.
DG 415361
3:49
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Strogers: In Nomine a 5 No. 3
Hesperion XX
Alia Vox 9804
1:58
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