Here’s the link to next Monday’s sheet music:
As you’ll see, there’s a healthy mix of the sacred and profane; while there was no room for any JSB this month, he will be Bach in future sessions (sorry.)
In the line-up are a couple of rather lovely 3 part pieces, including the ‘Full Fathom Five’ that was used in the first production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.*
Another setting of Shakespeare by one of his contemporaries is Morley’s It Was a Lover & His Lass, alongside two more of his madrigals.
Other gems are Dowland’s Fine Knacks for Ladies, Sheppard’s The Lord’s Prayer, and Taverner’s Christe Jesu, Pastor Bone.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a celebration of English Renaissance choral music without those perennial favourites, Byrd’s Ave Verum, Tallis’ If Ye Love Me and Gibbons’ The Silver Swan.
And a final highlight: as it’s PDtP VIII, we have a jolly little number by none other than Henry VIII, which will surely make it all a right royal knees-up!
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*At least I think it’s the actual first setting; didn’t have enough time to verify it!