The Tudor period was marked by the flourishing of sacred music in the chapels and cathedrals of England.
Thomas Tallis brings us a 40-voice motet, and a new generation of period performers plays music for an unusual combination of instruments, and more.
This hour, we'll hear some bawdy songs and tragic ballads, as well as more uplifting, devotional songs and hymns. Plus, a featured CD of Tudor church music.
For many composers grappling with the death of a colleague or patron, the best memorial proved to be...music. We’ll hear a selection of musical memorials.
Two recent recordings from The Cardinall’s Musick continue an exploration of the 16th century English choral tradition.
Music from 16th century England, alongside contemporary works, and music by lesser known and Portuguese composers.
We’re exploring the musical bonds between students and teachers. Plus, we'll hear viol music of Marin Marais on our featured recording.
A journey through the Christian holy season with two recent recordings.
We’re exploring some of the oldest musical centers of London.
Medieval and early Anglo-American songs with Anonymous 4 (Harmonia Mundi) and the Tudor Renaissance with Stile Antico (Harmonia Mundi).