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Trinity Carol Roll

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 22 December 2012

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'.

Music Played

20 items
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    [traditional] Eya Martir Stephane

    Performers: Alamire, David Skinner (director)

    OBSIDIAN, CD709

  • Image for [traditional]

    [traditional] Hail Marye ful of grace

    Performers: Alamire, David Skinner (director)

    OBSIDIAN, CD709

  • Image for [traditional]

    [traditional] Now may we syngyn

    Performers: Alamire, David Skinner (director)

    OBSIDIAN, CD709

  • Image for [traditional]

    [traditional] Prey for us the prynce of pees

    Performers: Alamire, David Skinner (director)

    OBSIDIAN, CD709

  • Image for [traditional]

    [traditional] Qwat tydynges bryngyst thu messager

    Performers: Alamire, David Skinner (director)

    OBSIDIAN, CD709

  • Image for [traditional]

    [traditional] Lullay lullay

    Performers: Alamire, David Skinner (director)

    OBSIDIAN, CD709

  • Image for [traditional]

    [traditional] Abyde I hope it be the beste

    Performers: Alamire, David Skinner (director)

    OBSIDIAN, CD709

  • Image for [traditional]

    [traditional] Nowel, nowel

    Performers: Alamire, David Skinner (director)

    OBSIDIAN, CD709

  • Image for [traditional]

    [traditional] Ther is no rose of swych vertu

    Performers: Alamire, David Skinner (director)

    OBSIDIAN, CD709

  • Image for [traditional]

    [traditional] Deo gracias Anglia

    Performers: Alamire, David Skinner (director)

    OBSIDIAN, CD709

  • Image for [traditional]

    [traditional] Eya Martir Stephane

  • Image for [traditional]

    [traditional] Hail Marye ful of grace

  • Image for [traditional]

    [traditional] Now may we syngyn

  • Image for [traditional]

    [traditional] Prey for us the prynce of pees

  • Image for [traditional]

    [traditional] Qwat tydynges bryngyst thu messager

  • Image for [traditional]

    [traditional] Lullay lullay

  • Image for [traditional]

    [traditional] Abyde I hope it be the beste

  • Image for [traditional]

    [traditional] Nowel, nowel

  • Image for [traditional]

    [traditional] Ther is no rose of swych vertu

  • Image for [traditional]

    [traditional] Deo gracias Anglia

  • The Trinity Carol Roll at the Wren Library in Cambridge

    The Trinity Carol Roll at the Wren Library in Cambridge

    David Skinner, Catherine Bott and the Wren Librarian, David Mckitterick

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