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The Western Wind

Hannah French explores the simple melody "The Western Wind" that inspired the early 16th Century masses by John Taverner, John Sheppard and Christopher Tye.

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21 minutes

Music Played

  • Anonymous

    Westron Wynde/Hey Nony Nony No

    Singer: Emily Van Evera. Ensemble: Circa 1500. Director: Nancy Hadden.
    • The Flower of All Ships: Tudor Court Music from the Time of the Mary Rose.
    • CRD.
    • 1.
  • John Taverner

    Cantus firmus (Western Wynde)

    Performer: Uri Smilansky.
    • Western Wind: Mass by John Taverner and Court Music for Henry VIII.
    • AVIE.
    • 1.
  • John Taverner

    Gloria (Western Wynde)

    Choir: Taverner Choir. Conductor: Andrew Parrott.
    • Western Wind: Mass by John Taverner and Court Music for Henry VIII.
    • AVIE.
    • 3.
  • Christopher Tye

    Credo (Western Wynde)

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Director: Peter Phillips.
    • Taverner, Tye & Sheppard: Western Wynde Mass.
    • Gimell.
    • 6.
  • John Sheppard

    Credo (Western Wynde)

    Choir: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha.
    • Sacred Choral Works: Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria.
    • Chandos.
    • 7.
  • Christopher Tye

    Sanctus and Benedictus (Western Wynde)

    Choir: New College Oxford Choir. Conductor: Edward Higginbottom.
    • John Taverner: The Western Wind Mass etc..
    • CRD.
    • 3.
  • John Sheppard

    Agnus Dei (Western Wynde)

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Director: Peter Phillips.
    • Taverner, Tye & Sheppard: Western Wynde Mass.
    • Gimell.
    • 12.
  • John Taverner

    Agnus Dei (Western Wynde)

    Choir: Choir of Westminster Abbey. Conductor: James OʼDonnell.
    • Taverner: Missa Mater Christi Sanctissima.
    • Hyperion.
    • 11.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Westron Wynde (Cantata)

    Ensemble: Musikfabrik Nrw. Singer: Carolyn Sampson. Singer: Jan Kobow. Conductor: Daniel Reuss.
    • Stravinsky - Les Noces/Mass/Cantata.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 15.
  • Anonymous

    Western Winds

    Composer: John Taverner. Performer: Gawain Glenton. Performer: Uri Smilansky.
    • AVIE.

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