King Henry VIII was not only a music-loving monarch, but a composer too! This week we'll hear highlights from musical life at his court, including works by Thomas Tallis, excerpts from Henry's songbook, and selections from the soundtrack to the 1972 film Henry VIII and His Six Wives, performed by The Early Music Consort of London.
- William Cornysh: Ah Robyn, gentyl Robyn. Performed by The Oxford Camerata.
- Henry VIII (attrib.): Green grow’th the Holly. Performed by Theatre of Voices.
- Anon.: Selections from The Henry VIII Manuscript. Performed by Sirinu.
- Claudin de Sermisy: Jouyssance vous donneray. Performed by Alamire; Clare Wilkinson, alto.
- Anon.: O Deathe rock me asleep. Performed by Alamire; Clare Wilkinson, alto.
- Thoinot Arbeau: Basse Danse ‘Jouyssance vous donneray’. Performed by Early Music Consort of London.
- Pierre Phalese: Galliard ‘Traditore’. Performed by Early Music Consort of London.
- Thomas Tallis: Se Lord and Behold. Performed by Alamire.
- Anon.: Greensleeves to a Ground. Performed by Early Music Consort of London.