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

William Cornysh & Anon.: Fa La Sol & La Doune Celle
The Folger Consort
Playing with Fire – Art of the Renaissance Instrumentalist
Bard 9510; 2:53

William Cornysh: “Ave Maria, Mater Dei”
Cardinall’s Musick/Carwood
Latin Church Music / The Cardinall’s Musick
ASV 164; 2:44

Robert Fayrfax: “Most clear of colour” & “I love, loved, and loved wolde I be”
Cardinall’s Musick/Carwood
Missa O Bone Ihesu / Salve Regina / Magnificat O Bone Ihesu
ASV 184; 4:28

Henry VIII: Tandernaken
The Folger Consort
Playing with Fire – Art of the Renaissance Instrumentalist
Bard 9510; 1:50

Henry VIII: “Grene Growith the Holly”
Anonymous 4
Wolcum Yule / Andrew Lawrence-King, Anonymous 4
HM 907325; 3:52

Henry VIII: Rose Without a Thorn (excerpts)
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Music For The Courts Of Europe / Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
London B0000807; 4:21

Anon.: Excerpts from the Mulliner Book
The Folger Consort
Playing with Fire – Art of the Renaissance Instrumentalist
Bard 9510; 2:18, :59

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

Thomas Tallis: “Why Fum’th in Sight” from Archbishop Parker’s Psalter
Theatre of Voices & The King’s Noyse
Lamentations, Motets, String Music
HM 907154; 3:44

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Introduction and Allegro, Etc; Vaughan Williams / Orpheus CO
DG 419191; 14:09

Episode 2

Thomas Tallis: Like as the Doleful Dove
The King’s Noyse/Douglass
Lamentations, Motets, String Music
HM 907154; 1:37

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

Thomas Tallis: A Solfing Song
The King’s Noyse/Douglass
Lamentations, Motets, String Music
HM 907154; 2:00

Thomas Tallis: “If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments” & “Fond Youth is a Bubble”
Theatre of Voices/Hillier & The King’s Noyse/Douglass
Lamentations, Motets, String Music
HM 907154; 2:00, 1:35

Thomas Tallis: “Miserere Nostri”
Tallis Scholars/Phillips
Lamentations of Jeremiah
Gimell 454966; 2:24

William Byrd: Lament on the death of Thomas Tallis, “Ye Sacred Muses”
Wenzinger Consort of Viols; Deller, countertenor
William Byrd & His Age / Deller, Wenzinger Consort Of Viols
Vanguard 8101; 3:48

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

William Byrd: “Laudate Pueri Dominum”
The Cardinall’s Musick/Carwood
Cantiones Sacrae 1575
ASV 197; 4:10

William Byrd: Earl of Oxford’s March from The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Battles For Brass
London B0000807; 3:11

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

Episode 3

William Byrd: Preludium
The King’s Noyse/Douglass
Mascharada (Music At The Bückeburg Court Of Ernst III = Musique À La Cour De Bückeburg Au Temps D’Ernst III)
HM 907180; 5:27, :49

William Byrd: “Quomodo Cantabimus”
The Cardinall’s Musick/Carwood
Early Latin Church Music; Propers For Epiphany
ASV 179; 8:41

William Byrd: “Come, Woeful Orpheus”
The Newberry Consort/Springfels; Hargis, soprano
A Candle In The Dark (Elizabethan Songs & Consort Music)
HM 907140; 3:22

William Byrd: La Volta
Wilson, lute
Fretwork
Virgin 90795; 1:36

Picforth: In Nomine
The Newberry Consort/Springfels
A Candle In The Dark (Elizabethan Songs & Consort Music)
HM 907140; 3:04

Christopher Tye: In Nomine XIII, ‘Trust’
The Newberry Consort/Springfels
A Candle In The Dark (Elizabethan Songs & Consort Music)
HM 907140; 1:28

William Byrd: “Angus Dei” from Masses for 3, 4 & 5 Voices
Pro Arte Singers/Hillier
The Three Masses
HM 907223; 3:02, 3:27, 3:12

Anonymous: “Robin is to the Greenwood Gone”
The King’s Noyse/Douglass
“The King’s Delight”. 17 C. Ballads For Voice & Violin Band
HM 907101; :52

Thomas Simpson: Ricercar: “Bonny Sweet Robin”
The King’s Noyse/Douglass
“The King’s Delight”. 17 C. Ballads For Voice & Violin Band
HM 907101; 3:25

Anonymous: “Blew-cap for Me”
The King’s Noyse; Hargis, soprano
“The King’s Delight”. 17 C. Ballads For Voice & Violin Band
HM 907101; 3:45

William Byrd: “Ave Verum Corpus”
The Cambridge Singers/Rutter
Faire Is The Heaven (Music Of The English Church)
Collegium 107; 3:41

Episode 4

John Taverner: “Dum Transisset Sabbatum”
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge/Ledger
Music For Holy Week / Philip Ledger
EMI 65103; 8:17

John Tavener: The Hidden Face
Fretwork; Chance, countertenor
The Hidden Face
HM 907285; 17:33

John Playford: Stingo 1 & 2
Folger Consort
Playing with Fire
Bard 9510; 3:30

Orlando Gibbons: Pavana & Galiarda from The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book
Koopman, harpsichord
Harpsichord Recital: Koopman, Ton-Picchi, G./Gibbons, O./Morley, T./Bull, J./Farnaby, G./Byrd, W./Philips, P./Playford, J.
Capriccio 10211; 6:56

John Bull: Ut Re Mi Fa Sol La
Charivari Agréable
The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book
Signum 009; 5:32

Anonymous: “The Little Barleycorne”
The King’s Noyse/Douglass; Hargis, soprano
The King’s Delight: 17th Century Ballads for Voice & Violin Band
HM 907101; 3:29

John Playford: Stingo 2 (excerpt) + Newcastle
Folger Consort
Playing with Fire – Art of the Renaissance Instrumentalist
Bard 9510; 3:12

Episode 5

Matthew Locke: Music for His Majesty’s Cornetts and Sackbutts
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Battles For Brass
London B0000807; 8:13

John Dowland: “In Darkness Let Me Dwell”
The Newberry Consort/Springfels; Hargis, soprano
A Candle In The Dark (Elizabethan Songs & Consort Music)
HM 907140; 3:56

John Dowland: Semper Dowland, Semper Dolens
The King’s Noyse/Douglass
Seaven Teares (Music Of John Dowland)
HM 907275; 6:14

John Dowland: “Come, Heavy Sleepe” & “Sorrow Stay”
The King’s Noyse/Douglass; Hargis, soprano
Seaven Teares (Music Of John Dowland)
HM 907275; 4:20 & 3:13

John Dowland: King of Denmark’s Galliard
O’Dette, lute
Dowland: Complete Lute Works
HM 907162; 2:47

John Dowland: “Flow My Teares”
The King’s Noyse/Douglass; Hargis, soprano
Seaven Teares (Music Of John Dowland)
HM 907275; 4:13

John Dowland: Pavan Lachrimae Antiquae
Fretwork
Fretwork
Virgin 90795; 4:10

Anonymous: Pavana, Gallyard, & Dance
Hesperion XX
Elizabethan Consort Music, 1558 – 1603
Alia Vox 9804; 4:14

Henry Purcell: “Music for a While”
Battle, soprano; Levine, piano
Salzburg Recital
DG 415361; 3:49

Nicholas Strogers: In Nomine a 5 No. 3
Hesperion XX
Elizabethan Consort Music, 1558 – 1603
Alia Vox 9804; 1:58