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Trinity Carol Roll

Catherine Bott visits the Wren Library in Cambridge to look at the Trinity Carol Roll, one of the earliest sources of English polyphonic carols, with David Skinner and Alamire.

Catherine Bott is in Cambridge for a look at the Trinity Carol Roll, one of the earliest sources of English polyphonic carols. She visits the Wren Library where the manuscript is kept and talks about the music and the significance of the collection with David Skinner who has recently recorded it all with his group Alamire.
The thirteen works preserved in this manuscript include the patriotic 'Agincourt' carol, celebrating Henry V's victory over the French in 1415, and the most famous of all early English carols 'Ther is no rose'.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Trad.

    Eya Martir Stephane

    Performers: Alamire, David Skinner (director)

    • OBSIDIAN.
    • CD709.
  • Trad.

    Hail Marye ful of grace

    Performers: Alamire, David Skinner (director)

    • OBSIDIAN.
    • CD709.
  • Trad.

    Now may we syngyn

    Performers: Alamire, David Skinner (director)

    • OBSIDIAN.
    • CD709.
  • Trad.

    Prey for us the prynce of pees

    Performers: Alamire, David Skinner (director)

    • OBSIDIAN.
    • CD709.
  • Trad.

    Qwat tydynges bryngyst thu messager

    Performers: Alamire, David Skinner (director)

    • OBSIDIAN.
    • CD709.
  • Trad.

    Lullay lullay

    Performers: Alamire, David Skinner (director)

    • OBSIDIAN.
    • CD709.
  • Trad.

    Abyde I hope it be the beste

    Performers: Alamire, David Skinner (director)

    • OBSIDIAN.
    • CD709.
  • Trad.

    Nowel, nowel

    Performers: Alamire, David Skinner (director)

    • OBSIDIAN.
    • CD709.
  • Trad.

    Ther is no rose of swych vertu

    Performers: Alamire, David Skinner (director)

    • OBSIDIAN.
    • CD709.
  • Trad.

    Deo gracias Anglia

    Performers: Alamire, David Skinner (director)

    • OBSIDIAN.
    • CD709.
  • Trad.

    Eya Martir Stephane

  • Trad.

    Hail Marye ful of grace

  • Trad.

    Now may we syngyn

  • Trad.

    Prey for us the prynce of pees

  • Trad.

    Qwat tydynges bryngyst thu messager

  • Trad.

    Lullay lullay

  • Trad.

    Abyde I hope it be the beste

  • Trad.

    Nowel, nowel

  • Trad.

    Ther is no rose of swych vertu

  • Trad.

    Deo gracias Anglia

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