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Henry VIII: Thirty-five Compositions | Stock Code: bk0010
|Henry VIII: Thirty-five Compositions
Truly a Renaissance prince, he was also a gifted composer who excelled in portraying the pleasures of courtly life through words and music. This book contains all his compositions - songs and consort music, but not Greensleeves!
The volume reproduces a remarkable songbook preserved from the early years of the reign, which contains vocal works and instrumental compositions, some of which are by the king himself, and is a unique record of the ceremonies, entertainments and ‘goode dysporttys' of courtly life.
Full of fascination not only for musicians but also for social and literary historians, it offers a glimpse of the many-sided activities of the poets and performers around the young monarch, famed for his youthful prowess, whether jousting at Greenwich or vying in splendour with Francis I at the Field of the Cloth of Gold.
CONTENTS; Adieu madame et ma maistresse ;Alack, alack what shall I do;Alas, what shall I do;Consort II;Consort III;Consort IV;Consort V;Consort VIII;Consort XII;Consort XIII;Consort XIV;Consort XV;Consort XVI;Consort XXII;Consort XXIII;Departure is my chief pain;En vray amoure;Gentil price de renom;Green groweth the holly;Helas madame;If love now reigned (I);If love now reigned (II);It is to me a right great joy;Lusty youth should us ensue;O my heart;Pastime with good company (I);Pastime with good company (II);Taunder naken;The time of youth;Though some saith;Though that men do call;Whereto should I express;Whoso that will all feats;Whoso that will for grace sue Without discord
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