Playing: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day "from harmony, from heav'nly harmony" by George Frideric Handel
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Trinity Carol Roll

Catherine Bott is in Cambridge for a look at the Trinity Carol Roll, one of the earliest sources of English polyphonic carols. She visits the Wren Library where the manuscript is kept and talks about the music and the significance of the collection with David Skinner who has recently recorded it all with his group Alamire.
The thirteen works preserved in this manuscript include the patriotic 'Agincourt' carol, celebrating Henry V's victory over the French in 1415, and the most famous of all early English carols 'Ther is no rose'.

58 minutes

Last on

Sat 22 Dec 2012 13:00
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