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The Marriage of Princess Elizabeth Stuart and Frederick, Elector Palatine

Lucie Skeaping explores the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Frederick V, Elector Palatine, which took place in Whitehall 400 years ago this Valentine's Day.

Lucie Skeaping explores the wedding of Princess Elizabeth Stuart and Frederick V, Elector Palatine, which took place in Whitehall 400 years ago this Valentine's Day. The celebrations were organised by Sir Francis Bacon, and included over a week of lavish entertainments including music by, among others Robert Johnson, Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Campion and John Coperario, their contributions heard alongside popular ballads, catches and toe-tapping dance tunes.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Hubert Parry

    I was Glad

    Performers: Choir of Winchester Cathedral, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, David Hill (conductor)

    • DECCA.
    • 478 2826.
  • John Coprario

    Gray's Inn the First I (from Masque of the Inner Temple and Gray's Inn)

    Performers: I Ciarlatani

    • CHRISTOPHORUS.
    • CHR 77214.
  • John Coprario

    Gray's Inn the First III (from Masque of the Inner Temple and Gray's Inn)

    Performers: I Ciarlatani

    • CHRISTOPHORUS.
    • CHR 77214.
    • 18.
  • Robert Johnson

    Where The Bee Sucks There Suck I

    Performers: Daniel Taylor (countertenor), The Theatre of Early Music

    • RCA.
    • 88697 727222.
  • Robert Johnson

    Full Fathom Five

    Performers: Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Concerto di Viole

    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • HMC 901993.
  • Thomas Campion & John Coperario

    All looks be pale

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

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 67268.
  • Anon.

    The Tale of Sir Eglamore and How He Slew the Wondrous Dragon

    Performers: The City Waites

    • SOUND ALIVE MUSIC.
    • SAMPP/CD/401.
  • Anon.

    Kemp's Jig

    Performer: Konrad Ragossnig (lute)

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 469 2442.
  • Thomas Tomkins

    My help cometh from the Lord

    Performers: Fretwork, Alamire, Choir of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, Jamal Sutton (organ), David Skinner (director)

    • OBSIDIAN.
    • CD702.
  • Robert Johnson

    The Third of the Temple (from The Memorable Masque of the Middle Temple and Lincoln's Inn)

    Performers: I Ciarlatani

    • CHRISTOPHORUS.
    • CHR 77214.
  • John Coperario

    The second of the Lord's (from The Lord's Masque)

    Performers: I Ciarlatani

    • CHRISTOPHORUS.
    • CHR 77214.
  • Thomas Campion

    Woo Her and Win Her

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

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 67268.
  • William Byrd

    Pavana The Earle of Salisbury & Galliard (from Parthenia)

    Performer: David Ponsford

    • RIVERRUN.
    • RVRCD 61.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    Galliard (for 6 viols)

    Performers: Rose Consort of Viols

    • NAXOS.
    • 8.550603.
  • Cornelis Schuyt

    Voi bramate, ben mio

    Performers: Netherlands Chamber Choir, Paul van Nevel (conductor)

    • ETCETERA.
    • KTC 1368.
  • Johann Jeep

    Nu rein Figur

    Performers: I Ciarlatani

    • CHRISTOPHORUS.
    • CHR 77214.
  • Anon.

    Weil jetzt zu mal die Gotter all

    Performers: I Ciarlatani

    • CHRISTOPHORUS.
    • CHR 77214.
  • Alfonso Ferrabosco II

    Four-part Fantasias Nos.8 & 1

    Performers: Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall (director)

    • ALIA VOX.
    • AV 9832.
  • Hubert Parry

    I was Glad

  • John Coprario

    Gray's Inn the First I (from Masque of the Innter Temple and Gray's Inn)

  • John Coprario

    Gray's Inn the First III (from Masque of the Inner Temple and Gray's Inn)

  • Robert Johnson

    Where the Bee Sucks There Suck I

  • Robert Johnson

    Full Fathom Five (from 'The Tempest')

  • Thomas Campion & John Coprario

    All looks be pale

  • Anon.

    The Tale of Sir Eglamore and How He Slew the Wondrous Dragon

  • Anon.

    Kemp's Jig

  • Thomas Tomkins

    My help cometh from the Lord

  • Robert Johnson

    The Third of the Temple

  • John Coperario

    The second of the Lord's (from The Lord's Masque)

  • Thomas Campion

    Woo Her and Win Her

  • William Byrd

    The Earl of Salisbury's Pavan and Galliard

  • Orlando Gibbons

    Galliard for 6 viols

  • Cornelis Schuyt

    Voi bramate, ben mio

  • Johann Jeep

    Nu rein Figur

  • Anon.

    Weil jetzt zu mal die Gotter all

  • Alfonso Ferrabosco

    Four-part Fantasia No.8

  • Alfonso Ferrabosco

    Four-part Fantasia No.1

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