Music from the Reign of Henry VIII | Griffin GCCD4003

Music from the Reign of Henry VIII


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Label: Griffin

Cat No: GCCD4003

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 3rd August 2009



The King engaged in, and took credit for composition himself, often “rounding off” works by professional Court musicians. These included Cornysh and van Wilder. Many of these 27 dances and courting songs are from the “Henry VIII’s manuscript” collection.

Contents include:
- The Kyng’s Pavane (pavane)
- Farewell my joy
- Gentil Prince
- If love now reigned
- Mille regrez
- Whoso that will for grace sue
- Blow thy horn, hunter
- And I war a maiden
- The Emperor’s pavane
- En vray amour
- Tant que vivrai
- Ah Robin
- Laissies parler
- My thought oppress’d

"It's a celebration of the musically cosmopolitan court of England`s Henry VIII...very well sung. In all, this collection rises far above the many haphazardly cobbled compendiums we often find in this category of recordings. The sound is absolutely fine - clean, clear and appropriately intimate." - David Vernier (Classics Today)

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