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Musica Britannica

Catherine Bott speaks to Julian Rushton, Chairman of Musica Britannica - a national collection of music founded in 1951 and which was one of the main musical sources of the modern Early Music revival in Britain. Among the music featured in the programme are works by Tallis, Byrd, Blow and Lawes.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Thomas Tallis

    Like as the Doleful Dove (Mulliner book, Musica Britannica Volume 1)

    Performer: Laurence Cummings (Virginals)

    • 93612.
  • William Cornysh

    Ave Maria (Eton Choirbook, Musica Britannica Volume 10)

    Performers: The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)

    • CDE 84175.
  • Robert Carver

    O bone jesu (Music of Scotland, Musica Britannica Volume 15)

    Performers: Taverner Choir, Andrew Parrott

    • EMI.
    • CDC 7496612.
  • John Jenkins

    Newark Galliard (Musica Britannica Volume 26)

    Performers: Ensemble Jerome Hantai

    • NAÏVE.
    • E8895.
  • William Byrd

    Callino Casturame

    Performers: Davit Moroney (harpsichord/clavichord)

    • CDA 665517.
  • Henry Lawes

    Slide soft, you silver floods (Musica Britannica Volume 33 - English Songs 1625-1660)

    Performers: Robin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo)

    • CDA 67589.
  • John Blow

    Cry Aloud (Musica Britannica Volume 64)

    Performers: Winchester Cathedral Choir

    • CDA 670312.
  • William Boyce

    Aria: Arise My Fair, the doors unfold from Solomon (Musica Britannica Volume 68)

    Performers: The Parley of Instruments, Howard Crook (tenor), Bronwen Mills (soprano), Roy Goodman (conductor)

    • CDA 66378.
  • William Croft

    Sonata for 4 violins and continuo (Musica Britannica Volume 91)

    Performers: Charivari Agreable (new release)

    • SIGNUM.
    • SIGCD 249.