The Lives and Loves of Henry's Six Wives
Sunday 24 July 2005 13:00-14:00 (Radio 3)
The Lives and Loves of Henry's Six Wives: Andrew Manze traces the lives of the wives of Henry VIII through the music which was written about them or which they would have heard.
Henry VIII is one of Britain's most famous monarchs. Virtually every child in England has been taught the Divorced-Beheaded-Died, Divorced-Beheaded-Survived
rhyme for remembering what fate eventually befell each of them.
Andrew Manze traces their lives through the music which was written about them or which each of them would have heard.
All music except where marked from CD:
Madame d'Amours: Music for the 6 Wives of Henry VIII
MUSICA ANTIQUA OF LONDON
Philip THORBY - Director
Jennie CASSIDY - Contralto
HENRY VIII: Pastyme with good companye
CHAN 0709 1/7
GASCONGNE Mathieu: Nigra Sum
ANON: Adew le companye
CORNYSH, William: Blow thi horne hunter for 3 voices
ANONYMOUS: My Lady Carey's dompe [c.1525]
ANON: Adiutorium nostrum
ANONYMOUS: Blame not my lute [16th-century]
HENRY VIII: Gentil prince de renom for 4 voices
"Gentil duc de Lorraine"
HENRY VIII: En vray amoure for 4 voices
ANONYMOUS: Henry VIII's pavan [BL Royal App.58]
CAPIROLA Vincenzo: Duke of Somersett's dompe
ANON: Ainxi bon Youre
BARBIREAU, Jacques: Een Vroylic wesen (Ein frohlich Wesen) for 3 voices
attrib. Isaac 1:21
ANONYMOUS: La Danse de Cleves [Margaret of Austria MS]
ANON: Quam pulchra es (atrrib. Henry VIII)
HENRY VIII: Adew madam et ma mastres for 4 voices
ANONYMOUS: Pavin and galliard of Albart
ASTON, Hugh: Hugh Ashton's maske for 4 instruments