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The Powder Treason

Saturday 5 November 2005 13:00-14:00 (Radio 3)

Beginning a series of programmes dedicated to the music of Britain.

Duration:

1 hour

The British Isles
Made in Britain Month: LIVE 4 November 2006

November is Made in Britain Month on EMS.

Made in Britain 2005

Playlist

The Powder Treason

The Early Music Show is dedicating its eight programmes over the month of November to the music of Britain. From Edinburgh to Wales, from Lindisfarne to Canterbury, we'll be celebrating both well-known and more obscure gems from the depths of our nation's history.

There'll be music from Charles Avison's early 18th Century Newcastle; music from Westminster Abbey marking the 1000th anniversary of England's only Royal Saint, Edward the Confessor; and music from composers who were working during the Civil War.

Plus, music of Exeter Cathedral, the Scottish early music ensemble Concerto Caledonia; music from Canterbury; and a history of Early Music in Wales, from the harp to the little known Crwth! Each of the following seven programmes also include a feature about a related place in Britain.

On the anniversary of the Gunpowder plot, the programme explores the music which surrounded the plot and it's aftermath, while hearing the story of the Catholic treason from the viewpoint of William Byrd. Byrd understood the frustrations of the Catholics in England, and he was a composer who, though tolerated by the King for his musical talents, found that a man had been arrested for simply owning one of his own compositions.




The Powder Treason - A script in the persona of William Byrd,
by Deborah J.G. Mackay, read by Robert Pickavance


Byrd: Galliard a 6
Phantasm
AVIE AV2054
track 20


Byrd: A Fancie
The King's Singers / Concordia
Signum Classics SIGCD061
track 3 (excerpt)


Byrd: Kyrie from Mass for 4 voices
The King's Singers
CD as above
track 2


Peter Philips: Ave Maria gratia plena
CD as above
track 7 (excerpt)


Byrd: Gloria from Mass for 4 voices
CD as above
track 4


Byrd: Civitas sancti tui
CD as above
track 6


Dowland: M. Bucton's Galliard
CD as above
track 12 (excerpt)


Byrd: Credo from Mass for 4 voices
CD as above
track 8 (excerpt)


Byrd: Queen's Goodnight
Phantasm
AVIE AV2054
track 2 (excerpt)


Dowland: Mr. Dowland's Midnight
Emily van Evera, voice
Christopher Morrongiello, lute
Susanna Pell, viol
AVIE AV0045
track 4 (excerpt)


Dowland: Sir Henry Umpton's Funeral
The King's Singers / Concordia
Signum Classics SIGCD061
track 9


Dowland: Farewell
Jakob Lindberg, lute
BIS CD824
track 24


Byrd: From Virgin's womb/ Rejoice,rejoice
The King's Singers / Concordia
Signum Classics SIGCD061
track 11


Byrd: Sanctus / Benedictus from Mass for 4 voices
The King's Singers
CD as above
track 13


Byrd: Agnus Dei from Mass for 4 voices
The King's Singers
CD as above
track 15








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