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Simon Lole explores the treasure trove of 16th century English keyboard music known as the Mulliner Book, which contains music by Tallis, Redford, Taverner, Blitheman and Tye.

Organist Simon Lole explores the Mulliner Book, one of the most important collections of Tudor keyboard music. It was compiled in the 1560s by Thomas Mulliner, an organist at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and it now resides in the British Library.

Assumed by some to have been used for training choirboys, the book contains 121 keyboard works, of which over half are based on liturgical chants. The collection contains works by Thomas Tallis, John Redford, William Blitheman, John Taverner and Christopher Tye as well as several anonymous works.

Anon: Galliard (Mulliner Book)
Joseph Payne (organ)
Naxos 8.850718
Track: 1

Newman: Pavan (Mulliner Book)
Paul Wolfe (harpsichord)
Lyrichord LEMS8033
CD 1 Track: 1

Thomas Tallis: Remember Not, O Lord (Mulliner Book)
Joseph Payne (organ)
Naxos 8.550719
Track: 1

William Munday: Tres Partes in Una (Mulliner Book)
Paul Wolfe (harpsichord)
Lyrichord LEMS8033
CD 1 Track: 3

Anon: Felix Namque (plainchant)
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi HMU 907080
Track: 14

Anon: Gloria Tibi Trinitas (plainchant)
The Sixteen/Harry Christophers
Helios CDH 55052
Track: 1

John Taverner: Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas: Sanctus and Benedictus
The Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips
Gimell CDGIM 004
Track: 5

Thomas Tallis: In Nomine II
Charivari Agreable
Signum SIGCD 042
CD 1 Track: 2

William Blitheman: Gloria Tibi Trinitas iii (Mulliner Book)
Paul Wolfe (harpsichord)
Lyrichord LEMS8033
CD 1 Track: 7

William Blitheman: Gloria Tibi Trinitas iv (Mulliner Book)
Paul Wolfe (harpsichord)
Lyrichord LEMS8033
CD 1 Track: 8

John Redford: O Lux with a meane (Mulliner Book)
Joseph Payne (organ)
Naxos 8.850718
Track: 4

John Redford: Salvator with a meane (Mulliner Book)
Joseph Payne (organ)
Naxos 8.550719
Track 7
Dur: 0.47

John Redford: Lucem tuam (Mulliner Book)
Joseph Payne (organ)
Naxos 8.550718
Track: 7

Thomas Tallis: Like as the doleful dove (song)
Stephen Taylor (counter tenor)
Lynda Sayce (lute)
Signum SIGCD 042
CD 1 Track: 21

Thomas Tallis: Like as the doleful dove (Mulliner Book)
Laurence Cummings (harpsichord)
Signum SIGCD 042
CD 1 Track: 9

Thomas Tallis: O ye tender babes (song)
Stephen Taylor (counter tenor)
Lynda Sayce (lute)
Signum SIGCD 042
CD 1 Track: 22

Thomas Tallis: O ye tender babes (Mulliner Book)
Laurence Cummings (harpsichord)
Signum SIGCD 042
CD 1 Track: 10

Thomas Tallis: Per haec nos (Mulliner Book)
Rachelle Taylor (organ)
ATMA Classique ACD2 2349
Track: 1

Anon: La Shymyze (Mulliner Book)
The Folger Consort
BARD BDCD 9510
Track: 1

Anon: La Doune Celle (Mulliner Book)
The Folger Consort
BARD BDCD 9510
Track: 2

Anon: La Bounette (Mulliner Book)
The Folger Consort
BARD BDCD 9510
Track: 3

Anon: Galliard (Mulliner Book)
Skip Sempe (harpsichord)
ASTREE NAIVE E8841
Track: 10

The programme also features under speech:

Thomas Tallis: A Point (Mulliner Book)
Laurence Cummings (harpsichord)
Signum SIGCD042
CD 1 Track: 13.

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Sun 4 Oct 2009 00:00

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