Friday, 18 March 2016

An evocative evening of Anne Boleyn's Songbook, expertly performed by Alamire

Anne Boleyn

David Skinner (director)

Clare Wilkinson (alto)
Jacob Heringman (lute)
Kirsty Whatley (harp)

Cadogan Hall
Thursday 17 March 2016

Mouton: Tota pulchra es
Anon: Gentilz galans compaingnons
Anon: Fer pietas opem miseris mater
Compère: Paranymphus salutat virginem
Anon: Maria Magdalena et altera Maria
Anon: Forte si dulci Stigium boantem
Brumel: Sicut lilium inter spinas
de Sermisy: Jouyssance vous donneray
Anon: Laudate Dominum omnes gentes

Josquin: Stabat Mater
Anon: Venes regrets, venes tous
Mouton: In illo tempore
de Févin: Tempus meum est ut revertar
Anon: O virgo virginum
Anon: Popule meus quid feci tibi
Josquin: Praeter rerum seriem
Anon: O Deathe rock me asleep

Byrd: O Lord make thy servant Elizabeth

'A ... direct, assertive sound, with the individual lines much more present, particularly in the lower voices'.

'Skinner allows the structure of the music to speak, and is never afraid to allow the sound to carry some weight'.

'An entertaining and well-devised programme'.

'Wilkinson’s style was light and direct, and she communicated the text engagingly'.

Read my full review on Backtrack here.

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