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The Private Musick

Celebrating British music, Lucie Skeaping samples the sounds that would have been heard in the inner circles of the English royal courts from Henry VIII to George III. Includes works by Henry VIII himself, plus Lawes, Purcell and JC Bach.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • King Henry VIII of England

    The King's Ballad: Pastyme with good company

    Performers: Early Music Consort of London, David Munrow (director)

    • TESTAMENT.
    • SBT 1250.
  • Anon.

    Pavana – Gallyard (Lumley Part Books)

    Performers: Fretwork

    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • HMU 907478.
  • William Byrd

    The Queenes Alman

    Performer: Davitt Moroney (virginals)

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 66555.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    Fantasia a 3 No. 8

    Performers: The Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (director)

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 66395.
  • Robert Johnson

    The Princes Alman; The Prince's Coranto

    Performers: The Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (director)

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 66806.
  • Nicholas Lanier

    Fire fire

    Performers: Paul Agnew (tenor), Christopher Wilson (theorbo)

    • METRONOME.
    • MET CD 1038.
  • William Lawes

    Royall Consort No. 3 (excerpt)

    Performers: Purcell Quartet

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN 0584.
  • John Banister

    Movements from 'The Musick att the Bath'

    Performers: The Parley of Instruments Renaissance Violin Band, Peter Holman (director)

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 66667.
  • Henry Purcell

    Arise, my Muse (excerpt)

    Performers: James Bowman, Michael Chance (counter-tenors), The King’s Consort, Robert King (director)

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 66314.
  • Trad.

    Cold and Raw (excerpt)

    Performers: Paul Elliott (tenor), The Broadside Band, Jeremy Barlow (director)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • HMA 1951071.
  • Henry Purcell

    May her blest example chase (Love's Goddess sure)

    Performers: Gillian Fisher (soprano), The King’s Consort, Robert King (director)

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 66494.
  • Francesco Geminiani

    Violin Sonata in E minor, Op.1 No.3

    Performers: Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), Richard Boothby (cello), Robert Woolley (harpsichord)

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 66264.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    Sonata Op.5 No.1 (1st movement)

    Performer: Sophie Yates (harpsichord)

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN 0762.
  • Henry VIII of England

    The King's Ballad: Pastyme with good company

  • Anon.

    Pavana & Gallyard (from Lumley Part Books)

  • William Byrd

    The Queenes Alman

  • Orlando Gibbons

    Fantasia a 3 No.8

  • Robert Johnson

    The Prince's Alman & The Prince's Coranto

  • Nicholas Lanier

    Fire Fire

  • William Lawes

    Royall Consort No.3 (excerpt)

  • John Banister

    Movements from 'The Musick att the Bath'

  • Henry Purcell

    Arise, my Muse (excerpt)

  • Trad.

    Cold and Raw (excerpt)

  • Henry Purcell

    May her blest example chase (Love's Goddess sure)

  • Francesco Geminiani

    Violin Sonata in E minor, Op.1 No.3

  • Johann Christian Bach

    Sonata No.5 No.1 (1st movement)

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