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A Frenchman at King James's Court

Lucie Skeaping investigates the musical world of Huguenot composer Jean Servin and finds out what he was doing at the court of King James VI of Scotland in 1579.

Lucie Skeaping and Dr James Porter of Aberdeen University investigate the musical world of Huguenot composer Jean Servin, and find out what he was doing in 1579 at the Edinburgh court of King James VI of Scotland (later to be King James I of England), with lovingly bound copies of his Psalmi Davidis in his luggage. With music by Servin, Lassus, David Peebles, Andrew Blackhall and others in performances by Cappella Nova, Ensemble Clément Janequin and Sang Scule.

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28 minutes

Music Played

  • Jean Servin

    La Fricassee des cris de Paris

    Ensemble: Clement Janequin Ensemble. Director: Dominique Visse.
  • Jean Servin

    Epitaphe de Goudimel

    Choir: Cappella Nova. Director: Alan Tavener.
  • Loys Bourgeois

    Psalm 110

    Choir: Cappella Nova. Director: Alan Tavener.
  • Orlande de Lassus

    Laetatus Sum For 3 Voices

    Choir: Cappella Nova. Director: Alan Tavener.
  • Jean Servin

    Felix ille animi

    Choir: Sangschule. Director: James Hutchinson.
  • Andrew Blackhall

    Judge and revenge my cause, O Lord (Psalm 43)

    Choir: Sangschule. Director: James Hutchinson.
  • David Peebles

    Now Israel may say (Psalm 124)

    Choir: Cappella Nova. Director: Alan Tavener.
  • Statius Olthof

    Insanientis gens sapientiae (Psalm 19)

    Choir: Cappella Nova. Director: Alan Tavener.
  • Jean Servin

    O rerum sator (Psalm 16)

    Choir: Cappella Nova. Director: Alan Tavener.

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