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Tinkler, Sailor, Composer, Spy? The Peter Philips Story

The Peter Philips Story. Lucie Skeaping explores the life and work of the great Tudor composer Peter Philips, who was imprisoned in 1593 for plotting against Queen Elizabeth I.

In 1593 one of the great Tudor composers of keyboard music and vocal polyphony, Peter Philips found himself imprisoned in the Hague under allegations of being involved in a plot to kill Queen Elizabeth. In the composer's 450th anniversary year, Lucie Skeaping explores his life and work, and speculates on the allegations against him.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Peter Philips

    Pavan & Galliard Dolorosa (probably written in Prison in 1593)

    Performer: Anneke Uittenbosch (harpsichord)

    • ETCETERA.
    • KTC 1022.
  • William Byrd

    Motet: Domine praestolamur a5

    Performers: Cardinall’s Musick, Andrew Carwood (director)

    • ASV.
    • CDGAU 224.
  • Alessandro Striggio arr. Peter Philips

    Chi Fara fede al Cielo

    Performer: Siegbert Rampe (clavichord)

    • Musikproduction Dabringhaus und Grimm MD&G.
    • MDG 34112572.
  • Peter Philips

    Paget Pavan and Galliard

    Performer: Paul Nicholson (harpsichord)

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 66734.
  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

    Plus tu cognais (chanson from 1592 collection - Chansons a cinc parties)

    Performers: Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam, Harry van der Kamp (director)

    • GLOSSA.
    • GCD 922401.
  • Peter Philips

    Baciai per haver vita (madrigal from first collection – published in Antwerp)

    Performers: Capella Mediterranea, Leonardo Garcia Alarćon (director)

    • AMBRONAY.
    • AMY015.
  • Peter Philips

    Ave Iesv Christe (motet)

    Performers: Choir of Winchester Cathedral, Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (director), David Hill (conductor)

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 66643.
  • Peter Philips

    Canciones Sacrae Volume I: Tu es vas electionis

    Performers: Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, Richard Marlow (director)

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN 0770.
  • Peter Philips

    Canciones Sacrae Volume II: Ne reminiscaris Domine

    Performers: Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, Richard Marlow (director)

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN 0770.
  • Peter Philips

    Pavan and Galliard Dolorosa

  • William Byrd

    Motet: Domine praestolamur

  • Alessandro Striggio

    Chi Fara fede al Cielo

  • Peter Philips

    Paget Pavan and Galliard

  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

    Plus tu cognais

  • Peter Philips

    Madrigal: Baciai per haver vita

  • Peter Philips

    Motet: Ave Iesu Christe

  • Peter Philips

    Motet: Tu es vas electionis

  • Peter Philips

    Motet: Ne reminiscaris Domine

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