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Henry VIII and his Six Wives Import


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  • Orchestra: The Early Music Consort of London
  • Conductor: David Munrow
  • Audio CD (10 Jan. 2004)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Testament
  • ASIN: B00016ZKRQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,488 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Basse Danse 'Jouyssance Vous Donneray'
2. Pavane 'Le Bon Vouloir'
3. Galliard 'Traditore'
4. Fireworks Music
5. The King's Ballad: 'Pastime With Good Company'
6. 'Le Petit Gentilhomme'
7. The Ballad Of Robin And Marion
8. Street Music
9. Henry's Loneliness I - The Joust At Westminster - Henry's Loneliness II
10. The King's Hunt
11. Fanfare 'La Mourisque'
12. Galliard
13. La Pastorella
14. Galliard
15. Regal Solos: King Harry VIII Pavan - Galliard
16. Wedding Music For Anne Of Cleves
17. The Short Mesure Off My Lady Wynkfyld's Rownde
18. My Lady Carey's Dompe
19. Ethiop Masque
20. 'O Death Rock Me Asleep'
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Product Description

Mus. arrangée & composée par David Munrow (Thoinot Arbeau, Claude Gervaise, Pierre Phalèse, Tielman Susato, Anthony Holborne, William Byrd, John Dowland, David Munrow, anon. ... / The Early Music Consort of London, dir. David Munrow

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Ogier on 6 Mar. 2013
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This collection encapsulates the unique work of David Munrow in bringing to life not only music associated with Henry VIII but other music of the Tudor/Renaissance period. David's untimely death at such a young age was a tragedy, not only in personal terms but in terms of the projects he might have been able to accomplish if he had lived longer. A must for anyone with a liking for courtly music of a byegone but very important age in British history. Sound reproduction and the integrity of the performances are both very good.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sam B on 31 Aug. 2011
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I love this album. Used to listen to an old vinyl record of the album which is my father's. Lovely to have it on CD finally. It's such a shame that Munrow died so young.
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Great music. What a great loss in David Munrow.
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3 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Alison Gross on 11 Nov. 2009
Think I may have been around the Tudor era in a passed life. The music is so familiar.
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Amazon.com: 10 reviews
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Desert Island Early Music Disc 18 Mar. 2006
By Cat's Meow - Published on Amazon.com
I actually heard this on Ohio State's Radio Station, WOSU, way

back in the summer of 1971, I'd just picked up my dog from the vet's, there was a thundershower going on, and this fantastic

album came on the air. I was immediately entranced with it, and

immediately bought the LP. It was out of print for many years,

and so last summer when I was in Seattle for Cycle One of the Ring, I was overjoyed to see a copy of this at Tower Records;and

instantly purchased it.

This is quite possibly one of the best Early Music discs ever

made, bar none. In fact, I believe it set off the Early Music

Revolution-without it, there might be a much smaller interest in

Early Music due to living history enthusiasts, such as the SCA

(Society for Creative Anachronism), Renfaire devotees, and others.

This is the germinal album that started it all: it was the first time that a historical movie had been accurately scored

with the music and instruments of the timeperiod-and David Mun-

row's Early Music Consort's lively interpretations galvanized

a belated enthusiasm for Early Music that continues to evolve

to this very day.

In short, BUY THIS ALBUM-it is a classic. And wonderful to listen to. An added frisson is the Song by King Henry VIII him-

self, "Pastime With Good Company," in his younger days he was

quite the all-round renaissance man, jouster, writer, composer,

athlete, and his music is pretty good, too.

As a companion album to this, I would highly recommend one of the other David Munrow albums to start with, Two Renaissance

Dance Bands, which is LP format was known as Music of the Court:

Music for King Henry VIII and Elizabeth I." This contrasts the

dance music heard at both courts, and the times, also a desert

island early music disc.

In short, BUY THIS DISC!!!!!!!!!!!It kicks musical Uknowwhat!!!

It completely shatters the old, long-held belief that Early Music was dull, dull, dull. Far from it. It was every bit as

lively as anything from the 18th, 19th centuries, and our own.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I'm thrilled to find this is now available on CD! 2 Jan. 2006
By T.F. - Published on Amazon.com
I first received this album as a gift way back in the early 70's, when I was an eleven year old Henry VIII fan. It is often thought to be the score for the BBC six-part series The Six Wives Of Henry VIII, but was actually the score for a spin-off movie by the same name, also starring Keith Michell as King Hal. The six-part series actually did not have much music in it (low budget).

This album has excellent examples of early music, performed on period instruments. It features one song written by Henry VIII, as well as many authentic period pieces. There are a couple of "cheats" - a setting of a poem purportedly written by Anne Boleyn in the Tower before her execution, and a Robin and Marian ballad which was written specifically for the movie, but the rest is authentic and authentically performed. The weakest part of the album is a poor choice in counter tenor, who performs Pastime In Good Company and the song made from the Anne Boleyn poem - he has problems with pitch and diction. Otherwise, the album is purely thumbs up.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Awesome! 29 Dec. 2005
By RenMusic68 - Published on Amazon.com
This CD is actually a re-release of an old album not from the TV series but actually from a spin-off movie. The TV series is titled, "The Six Wives of Henry VIII". The movie was called "Henry VIII & His Six Wives" (which, unfortunately, was never released on video or DVD here in the states, but may be one day). Regardless, this music from the film is a wonderful example of Tudor and Elizabethan music played on authentic instruments by on of the greatest early music scholars and musicians, the late David Munrow. This is an excellent CD for fans of early music and anyone who wants to experience the true sounds of the period.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
New convert to old music.... 2 Dec. 2010
By Eurobaby - Published on Amazon.com
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I was once and still am a rocker, Led Zep, Van Halen, Scorpions, you get the idea, all favorites of mine back in the day and to this very day. But after watching the BBC Masterpiece Theater versions of The Six Wives of Henry VIII and Elizabeth R, I became intrigued with the music humming in the background. Someone on Youtube suggested this David Munroe's CD and I am so glad he did! FASCINATING, complex, no plainsong here. From plaintive to pulsating this music inspires one to learn as well as listen. It is very sad that Munroe is no longer with us - a young genius, he did leave his mark - and a beautiful legacy indeed.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
It's on the mark. 16 Dec. 2004
By anonymous soul - Published on Amazon.com
I saw the mini series on PBS and I now own the videos. I believe it is on a box set of DVD's too. The music on this CD is the soundtrack to the series. If you loved Elizabeth R with Glenda Jackson playing Queen Elizabeth back in the 1970's you will definitely love this series. The music and the acting are so incredibly good.
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