Anne Boleyn’s Songbook – New video with discussion and images

| October 5, 2015

Anne Boleyn’s Songbook – New video with discussion and images

Thank you so much to David Skinner of Alamire for contacting me via Facebook about this new video on Anne Boleyn’s Songbook, which includes David discussing the songbook and sharing images from it, as well as performances from Alamire – enjoy!

O death, rock me asleep video

| September 28, 2015

O death, rock me asleep video

Thank you to Jane Moulder, the Tudor Society’s music expert and a member of the Renaissance music group Piva, for letting me know about this beautiful performance of “O death, rock me asleep”, a lament which some say that Anne Boleyn wrote while she was in the Tower of London. There is, however, as historian […]

Anne Boleyn’s Songbook

| September 15, 2015

Anne Boleyn’s Songbook

You may already have seen this on the news, so apologies for sharing it again, but for those who haven’t heard, some compositions from a book known as “Anne Boleyn’s Songbook” have been performed and recorded by the Alamire Choir. The book, which is manuscript 1070 in the collection of the Royal College of Music, […]