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Breaking Free - Martin Luther's Revolution: Chapel Royal

As part of Radio 3's Breaking Free - Martin Luther's Revolution season, Sara Mohr-Pietsch visits the chapel at Hampton Court Palace to explore music from the English Reformation.

For BBC Radio 3's 'Breaking Free - Martin Luther's Revolution' season, Sara Mohr-Pietsch visits the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace to explore how church music and worship in England were affected by the Protestant Reformation. Sara features the music of Tudor composers Thomas Tallis, William Byrd and Thomas Morley who were forced to adapt their styles as the country oscillated between catholic and protestant monarchs, and she follows their legacy in the music of later musicians, Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Tomkins and Henry Purcell.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Thomas Tallis

    Salvator Mundi

    Choir: London Oratory Schola Cantorum Boys' Choir. Director: Charles Cole.
    • Sacred Treasures of England.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 7.
  • Thomas Tallis

    If ye love me

    Choir: The Cardinall’s Musick. Director: Andrew Carwood.
    • Hyperion CDA 67994.
    • Hyperion.
    • 9.
  • Thomas Tomkins

    Jubilate (Third Service)

    Performer: Freddie James. Choir: St John's College Cambridge Choir. Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha.
    • Chaconne CHAN 0804.
    • Chaconne.
    • 10.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    O clap your hands together

    Performer: Oliver Brett. Choir: King's College Cambridge Choir. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
    • EMI 94430 2 4.
    • EMI.
    • 9.
  • Christopher Tye

    Magnificat & Nunc dimittis

    Performer: Richard Pinel. Choir: Magdalen College Oxford Choir. Conductor: Bill Ives.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI : HMU 907396.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 8.
  • William Byrd

    Turn our captivity

    Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • COLLEGIUM RECORD : CSCD-507.
    • COLLEGIUM RECORD.
    • 2.
  • Henry Purcell

    Rejoice in the Lord Alway

    Singer: Christopher Robson. Singer: William Kendall. Singer: Stephen Roberts. Choir: Winchester Cathedral Choir. Orchestra: The Brandenburg Consort. Conductor: David Hill.
    • L'OISEAU LYRE : 444-620-2.
    • L'OISEAU LYRE.
    • 16.

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