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Gunpowder and Tobacco

Donald Macleod explores the music and musicians of James' time through key moments in his reign.

On 5 November 1605, Guy Fawkes' terrorist outrage shook the foundations of Parliament, if only metaphorically. Donald Macleod explores how James' musicians responded to the event and includes a song by a tobacco lover, church music by an alcoholic and keyboard music from the most respected organist of the age.

Hume: Tobacco, tobacco
Paul Hillier (baritone)
Rosemary Thorndycraft (bass viol)

Weelkes: O Lord, grant the king a long life
Oxford Camerata
Jeremy Summerly (director)
NAXOS 8553209

Richard Allison: Goe from my window
De la Tromba Pavan
Dowland Consort
Jakob Lindberg (director)
BIS CD451, Trs 16-17

Weelkes: Magnificat (Service for Trebles)
Winchester Cathedral Choir
Timothy Byram-Wigfield (organ)
HELIOS CDH55259, Tr 8

Hume: Cease leaden slumber
Suzie le Blanc (soprano)
Les Voix Humaines
ATMA ACD22136, Tr 10

Gibbons: Song I
A Fancy for Double Organ
Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
Jonathan Hardy (organ)
Bill Ives (director)

Gibbons: Te Deum (Second Service)
The King's Consort
Robert King (director)
HYPERION CDA67286 CD2, Tr 9.

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1 hour

Last on

Tue 18 Aug 2009 12:00

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