Tudor Music

March 30, 2013, 7:00 pm

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The House of Tudor reigned from Henry VII through Elizabeth I, and during this time, the arts were loved and supported by church and state alike. This support gave rise to a new type of English secular music, music that was not folk music and didn’t belong to the church. Though the Tudor poets are better known than the composers, the composers have left quite a legacy. On this edition of Exploring Music, we’ll listen to William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, and to Henry VIII, who himself wrote a number of pieces!

Playlist

Episode 1

Cornysh & Anon.: Fa La Sol & La Doune Celle
The Folger Consort
Bard 9510
2:53

Cornysh: Ave Maria, Mater Dei
Cardinall’s Muisck/Carwood
ASV 164
2:44

Fayrfax: “Most clear of colour” & “I love, loved, and loved wolde I be”
Cardinall’s Muisck/Carwood
ASV 184
4:28

Henry VIII: Tandernaken
The Folger Consort
Bard 9510
1:50

Henry VIII: “Grene Growith the Holly”
Anonymous 4
HM 907325
3:52

Henry VIII: Rose Without a Thorn (excerpts)
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Lon B0000807
4:21

Anon.: Excerpts from the Mulliner Book
The Folger Consort
Bard 9510
2:18, :59

Tallis: “Spem in Alium”
The Tallis Scholars/Phillips
Gimell 454906
9:39

Tallis: “Why Fum’th in Sight” from Archbishop Parker’s Psalter
Theatre of Voices & The King’s Noyse
HM 907154
3:44

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 419191
14:09

Episode 2

Tallis: Like as the Doleful Dove
The King’s Noyse/Douglass
HM 907154
1:37

Tallis: The Lamentations of Jeremiah
Tallis Scholars/Phillips
Gimell 454966
21:48

Tallis: A Solfing Song
The King’s Noyse/Douglass
HM 907154
2:00

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

Tallis: “Miserere Nostri”
Tallis Scholars/Phillips
Gimell 454966
2:24

Byrd: Lament on the death of Thomas Tallis, “Ye Sacred Muses”
Wenzinger Consort of Viols; Deller, ct.
Vanguard 8101
3:48

Byrd: Pavan & Galliard in 6 Parts
Fretwork
Virgin 90795
4:08

Byrd: “Laudate Pueri Dominum”
The Cardinall’s Musick/Carwood
ASV 197
4:10

Byrd: Earl of Oxford’s March fr. The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Lon B0000807
3:11

Byrd: Fantasia No. 3 in 6 Parts
Fretwork
Virgin 90795
4:32

Episode 3

Byrd: Preludium
The King’s Noyse/Douglass
HM 907180
5:27, :49

Byrd: “Quomodo Cantabimus”
The Cardinall’s Musick/Carwood
ASV 179
8:41

Byrd: “Come, Woeful Orpheus”
The Newberry Consort/Springfels; Hargis, s.
HM 907140
3:22

Byrd: La Volta
Wilson, lute
Virgin 90795
1:36

Picforth: In Nomine
The Newberry Consort/Springfels
HM 907140
3:04

Tye: In Nomine XIII, ‘Trust’
The Newberry Consort/Springfels
HM 907140
1:28

Byrd: “Angus Dei” fr. Masses for 3, 4 & 5 Voices
Pro Arte Singers/Hillier
HM 907223
3:02, 3:27, 3:12

Anon.: “Robin is to the Greenwood Gone”
The King’s Noyse/Douglass
HM 907101
:52

Simpson: Ricercar: Bonny Sweet Robin
The King’s Noyse/Douglass
HM 907101
3:25

Anon.: “Blew-cap for Me”
The King’s Noyse; Hargis, s.
HM 907101
3:45

Byrd: “Ave Verum Corpus”
The Cambridge Singers/Rutter
Collegium 107
3:41

Episode 4

Taverner: “Dum Transisset Sabbatum”
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge/Ledger
EMI 65103
8:17

Tavener: The Hidden Face
Fretwork; Chance, cten.
HM 907285
17:33

Playford: Stingo 1 & 2
Folger Consort
Bard 9510
3:30

Gibbons: Pavana & Galiarda fr. The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book
Koopman, hc.
Capriccio 10211
6:56

Bull: Ut Re Mi Fa Sol La
Charivari Agréable
Signum 009
5:32

Anon.: The Little Barleycorne
The King’s Noyse/Douglass; Hargis, s.
HM 907101
3:29

Playford: Stingo 2 (excerpt) + Newcastle
Folger Consort
Bard 9510
3:12

Episode 5

Locke: Music for His Majesty’s Cornetts and Sackbutts
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Lon B0000807
8:13

Dowland: “In Darkness Let Me Dwell”
The Newberry Consort/Springfels; Hargis, s.
HM 907140
3:56

Dowland: Semper Dowland, Semper Dolens
The King’s Noyse/Douglass
HM 907275
6:14

Dowland: “Come, Heavy Sleepe” & “Sorrow Stay”
The King’s Noyse/Douglass; Hargis, s.
HM 907275
4:20 & 3:13

Dowland: King of Denmark’s Galliard
O’Dette, lute
HM 907162
2:47

Dowland: “Flow My Teares”
The King’s Noyse/Douglass; Hargis, s.
HM 907275
4:13

Dowland: Pavan Lachrimae Antiquae
Fretwork
Virgin 90795
4:10

Anon.: Pavana, Gallyard, & Dance
Hesperion XX
Alia Vox 9804
4:14

Purcell: “Music for a While”
Battle, s.; Levine, p.
DG 415361
3:49

Strogers: In Nomine a 5 No. 3
Hesperion XX
Alia Vox 9804
1:58