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Musica Britannica

1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 09 July 2011

Catherine Bott speaks to Julian Rushton, Chairman of Musica Britannica - a national collection of music founded in 1951 and which was one of the main musical sources of the modern Early Music revival in Britain. Among the music featured in the programme are works by Tallis, Byrd, Blow and Lawes.

Music Played

9 items
  • Image for Thomas Tallis

    Thomas Tallis Like as the Doleful Dove (Mulliner book, Musica Britannica Volume 1)

    Performer: Laurence Cummings (Virginals)


  • Image for William Cornysh

    William Cornysh Ave Maria (Eton Choirbook, Musica Britannica Volume 10)

    Performers: The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)

    MERIDIAN, CDE 84175

  • Image for Robert Carver

    Robert Carver O bone jesu (Music of Scotland, Musica Britannica Volume 15)

    Performers: Taverner Choir, Andrew Parrott

    EMI, CDC 7496612

  • Image for John Jenkins

    John Jenkins Newark Galliard (Musica Britannica Volume 26)

    Performers: Ensemble Jerome Hantai

    NAÏVE, E8895

  • Image for William Byrd

    William Byrd Callino Casturame

    Performers: Davit Moroney (harpsichord/clavichord)

    HYPERION, CDA 665517

  • Image for Henry Lawes

    Henry Lawes Slide soft, you silver floods (Musica Britannica Volume 33 - English Songs 1625-1660)

    Performers: Robin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo)

    HYPERION, CDA 67589

  • Image for John Blow

    John Blow Cry Aloud (Musica Britannica Volume 64)

    Performers: Winchester Cathedral Choir

    HYPERION, CDA 670312

  • Image for William Boyce

    William Boyce Aria: Arise My Fair, the doors unfold from Solomon (Musica Britannica Volume 68)

    Performers: The Parley of Instruments, Howard Crook (tenor), Bronwen Mills (soprano), Roy Goodman (conductor)

    HYPERION, CDA 66378

  • Image for William Croft

    William Croft Sonata for 4 violins and continuo (Musica Britannica Volume 91)

    Performers: Charivari Agreable (new release)



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