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The Early Music Show - Henry VIII


Henry VIII was one of the most remarkable and formidable English monarchs. The portrayal of Henry as a cantankerous despot has outshone the youthful Henry who was devoted to sports and arts. In his twenties and thirties, Henry penned several secular compositions, a variety of partsongs and consorts, 34 of which were compiled in the so-called "Henry VIII manuscript". This manuscript also included works by several other musicians who passed through Henry's court, such as William Cornysh and Robert Fayrfax, and in today's programme Lucie Skeaping presents a selection of secular music from this manuscript. PLAYLIST: Anon: Greensleeves I Fagiolini The Forbury Consort Cantoris CRCD2365 Track 19 Henry VIII: Pastyme with good companye I Fagiolini The Forbury Consort Cantoris CRCD2365 Track 1 Henry VIII: Consort V (extract) Sirinu Chandos CHAN 0621 Track 5 Henry VIII: O my heart The Hilliard Ensemble Saga Classics SCD9003 Track 5 Henry VIII: Gentil prince de renom (extract) Sirinu Chandos CHAN 0621 Track 29 Robert Fayrfax: Somewhat musing The Hilliard Ensemble Saga Classics SCD9008 Track 8 Henry VIII: Consort XX (extract) Members of the New London Consort Saga Classics SCD9003 Track 7 Heinrich Isaac: La my (extract) Musica Antiqua of London Amon RA CDSAR51 Track 3 William Cornysh (jnr): A robyn, gentyl robyn I Fagiolini Cantoris CRCD2365 Track 5 Anon: Time to Pass with Goodly Sport / Taunder naken The City Waites SoundAlive SAMT008 CD Track 22 Anon: England be Glad The City Waites SoundAlive SAMFNCD 301 Track 1 William Cornysh (jnr): Trolly lolly I Fagiolini The Forbury Consort Cantoris CRCD2365 Track 7 Anon: I am a jolly foster The City Waites SoundAlive SAMFNCD 301 Track 9 Richard Pygott: Quid petis, O fili The Sixteen Harry Christophers, director Collins Classics 14922 Track 10 Jacques Barbireau: En frolyk weson The Hilliard Ensemble Members of the New London Consort Saga Classics SCD 9003 Track 11 Henry VIII: Consort XVI Sirinu Chandos CHAN 0621 Track 16 Anon: Puzzle canon VI The Hilliard Ensemble Members of the New London Consort Saga Classics SCD 9003 Track 17 William Cornysh (jnr): Yow and I and Amyas Emily Van Evera, soprano Andrew Lawrence-King CRD 3448 CRD Track 22 Henry VII: Helas Madame Pro Cantione Antiqua Harmonia Mundi GD77178 CD 2 track 9 Henry VIII: Thow that men do call it dotage Sirinu Chandos CHAN 0621 Track 3 Producer: Rebecca Bean BBC Manchester