History of the Chapel Royal
Joseph McHardy guides Lucie Skeaping through 300 years of turbulent British history as seen through the Chapel Royal's music. Recorded at St James's Palace in London.
Recorded at the Palace of St James's in London. Lucie Skeaping examines music written for the Chapel Royal with its director Joseph McHardy, with the backdrop of more than 300 years of turbulent history of Britain from the 15th to the 17th centuries and the different monarchs that were in power at the time – and the composers who served them. Familiar names like Thomas Tallis, William Byrd and Henry Purcell feature, but also those of lesser-known composers like John Pyamour, Robert Faryfax, Thomas Tomkin, Pelham Humfrey, among others.