The Flower Of All Ships: Tudor Court Music from the time of The Mary Rose

The raising of Mary Rose in 1982 brought with it a wealth of exciting artefacts, including several musical instruments. CIRCA 1500 play copies of the fiddle and three hole pipe, muddled after the instruments recovered. When the 17 year old Henry succeeded his father the austere atmosphere was lifted with the court chronicler Hall reporting that Henry “exercised himself daily in sports and also singing, dancing, playing recorder, flute, virginals and in setting of songs in making of ballads.” The musical tastes were cosmopolitan, with English, French, Flemish and Italian music and musicians called upon to nourish the king’s voracious musical appetite.

1. anon.: And I war a Maydyn
2. anon.: Westron Wynde – Hey nony nony No
3. Henry VIII: If love now reynyd
4. anon.: Madame d’Amours
5. Morlaye: Hornepype d’Angleterre
6. anon.: Kyng Henry the VIIIth Pavyn
7. Henry VIII: Helas Madame
8. anon.: La belle Fyne
9. anon.: Jay pryse Amours
10. Henry Vlll: Untitled
11. anon.: Wher be Ye my Love, my Love?
12. anon.: My Lady Carey’s Dompe
13. anon.: My Lady Wynkfyld’s rownde
14. Sermisy: Joyssance vous donneray
15. Sermisy: Don Vincela
16. anon.: Gentils galans, compaignons du resin
17. Wilder, P: Arthurs Dompe
18. After Ganassi: Ricercar
19. Verdelot: O dolce nocte
20. Capirola: Ricercar
21. Verdelot: My love ys lyke unto th’eternal fyre
22. Cornysh the elder: Yow and I and Amyas
23. anon.: The Hunt is up

ArtistCirca 1500 with Red Byrd – directed by Nancy Hadden
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