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William Lyons on David Munrow

Dufay Collective director William Lyons celebrates the life and work of early music specialist, historian, multi-instrumentalist, broadcaster and pioneer David Munrow.

Director of The Dufay Collective, William Lyons, celebrates the life and work of one of his musical heroes - early music specialist, historian, multi-instrumentalist, broadcaster and pioneer David Munrow, who took his own life in 1976 during a state of depression at the age of just 33.

Munrow perhaps did more than anyone else in the second half of the 20th century to popularise early music in Great Britain, despite a career lasting barely ten years. This was underscored when the Voyager space probe committee selected one of his recordings to be carried on it as part of the Voyager Golden Record. He left behind him not only his recordings but a large collection of musical instruments. The Munrow Archive at the Royal Academy of Music holds a collection of his letters, papers, TV scripts, scores, musical compositions and books which is accessible to the public.

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Music Played

  • Anon.

    Salterello

    Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London. Director: David Munrow.
    • ERATO : 3858112.
    • ERATO.
    • 1.
  • Anon.

    Alle Psallite

    Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London. Director: David Munrow.
    • DG ARCHIV : 415 292-2.
    • DG ARCHIV.
    • 3.
  • Anon.

    Amor Potest

    Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London. Director: David Munrow.
    • DG ARCHIV : 415 292-2.
    • DG ARCHIV.
    • 4.
  • PĂ©rotin

    Viderunt omnes

    Performer: Early Music Consort of London. Conductor: David Munrow.
    • DG ARCHIV : 415 292-2.
    • DG ARCHIV.
    • 2.
  • Tielman Susato

    La Mourisque

    Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London. Director: David Munrow.
    • ERATO : 3500032.
    • ERATO.
    • 2.
  • Tielman Susato

    Mille Regretz

    Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London. Director: David Munrow.
    • ERATO : 3500032.
    • ERATO.
    • 3.
  • Tielman Susato

    Ronde

    Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London. Director: David Munrow.
    • ERATO : 3500032.
    • ERATO.
    • 4.
  • Tielman Susato

    La Bataille

    Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London. Director: David Munrow.
    • ERATO : 3500032.
    • ERATO.
    • 5.
  • Ludwig Senfl

    Mit Lust Tritt Ich An Diesen Tanz

    Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London. Director: David Munrow.
    • DECCA : 436-998-2.
    • DECCA.
    • 1.
  • Anonymous

    EinWelscher Tanz

    Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London. Director: David Munrow.
    • DECCA : 436-998-2.
    • DECCA.
    • 3.
  • Ludwig Senfl

    Das Glaut Zu Speyer

    Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London. Director: David Munrow.
    • DECCA : 436-998-2.
    • DECCA.
    • 4.
  • Ludwig Senfl

    Ich Weiss Nit, Was Er Ihr Verhiess

    Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London. Director: David Munrow.
    • DECCA : 436-998-2.
    • DECCA.
    • 13.
  • Samuel Voelckel

    2 Courantes

    Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London. Director: David Munrow.
    • ERATO : 3858112.
    • ERATO.
    • 1.
  • Giorgio Mainerio

    Caro Ortolano

    Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London. Director: David Munrow.
    • ERATO : 3858112.
    • ERATO.
    • 3.
  • Johann Hermann Schein

    Banchetto Musicale - Paduana

    Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London. Director: David Munrow.
    • ERATO : 3858112.
    • ERATO.
    • 4.
  • Michael Praetorius

    Terpsichore - Rauschpfeife

    Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London. Director: David Munrow.
    • ERATO : 3858112.
    • ERATO.
    • 7.

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