Music of His Time

 
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(Source: University of Leicester – SoundCloud, Recording date: 11.01.2013 at: Fraser Noble Hall, University of Leicester)
 
 
Janet Forbes (recorders and voice) is a recent MA graduate of the historical performance department at the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague.
 
Elspeth Robertson and Mary-Jannet Leith (recorders) are currently completing the MA program at the Royal College of Music, London.
 
 

Program:

 
Richard’s childhood England
John Dunstable (c1390 -1453) Quam pulcha es
John Benet (d.1458?) Gloria
John Cooke (c1358 – 1442?) Stella Celi
John Dunstable Sancta Maria
 
Music from the Court of Burgundy
Antione Busnois (1430 -1492) Mon seul et sangle
Hayne v. Ghizeghem (1445- c.1476) De tous biens plaine
Antointe Busnois A vous sans autre
Guillaume Dufay (1397 -1474) Ave Regina Caelorum
Guillaume Dufay Ce moys de mai
 
Gruthuse’s hospitality and The Hague
Mattaeus Pipelare (c1450 –c1515) Helas de Vous
Johannes Ockeghem (c.1410 -1497) Fors solament
Mattaeus Pipelare Sur tous regretz
Johannes Ghiselin (fl.1481 – 1507) La Alfonsina
 
England in the 1470s
Anon. Agincourt Carol Agincourt Carol
John Bedyngham (d.c.1460) Grant temps
John Dunstable Puzzle canon
Anon. Basse Danse Leonzello
King Richard’s Courtly Christmas Festivities
Anon. Basse Danse Tesara
Anon. (c.1420) There is no rose of swich virtu
Anon. (15th Century) Alleluia: A nywe work
Anon. (15th Century) Nowel: Owt of your slepe aryse
Anon. Cancon de pifari dicto
 
 


 
Janet Forbes about the selected music:

We chose music from places he visited, pieces which would have been familiar to him.

 

Professor Lin Foxhall, Head of the School of Archaeology and Ancient History commented:

This concert offers another perspective on the life and times of Richard III, presenting the sound world in which he lived, and the different kinds of musci he would have heard and known.

 

In this regard, Dr. Philip Shaw continues this ‘sound reconstruction’ of King Richard III’s time by giving us a glimpse of how the king might have sounded and in what dialect he might have spoken: Dialect & Handwriting
 
 

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