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The Foundations of Music


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ENGLISH SONGS from the Twc'.fth to the Twentieth Century
Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries
Fifteenth Century Carol : Popular Annunciation type, There is no Rose of such Virtu
? Cornysho (unaccompanied), A the syghes
Cornyshe (1465-1523), Blow thy Horn,
Hunter Sheryngham (late Fifteenth Century), My woful
Fayrfax (died 1521) (Head of Tudor School),
Who shall court my fayre Ladye ?
King Henry VIII (died 1547), Whereto shuld
I expresse ?
Anon. (popular—Tudor), All in a Garden green Anon. (popular-Elizabethan), Greensleeves
DUNSTABLE, outstanding as his work is in the evolution of English song, docs not directly affect the present series ; even his much discussed 0 Rosa bella. written in Italian as it is, is outside our present scheme. Ho earned our homage mainly by transferring the artistic style of song writing with instrumental accompaniment (which arose in Florence after 1300) to the music of the Church, and thus became creator of paraphrased church-song (hymns, motets, anthems, etc.).
There is no Rose (fifteenth-century popular carol).
-Carols, which began in England as popular songs of great beauty, dealing devotionally with the Nativity, Incarnation, and (in greater number) with the Annunciation, were transformed by the Reformation into hymns for special occasions ; they have never emerged from that yoke of formalism. In the early Tudor school, Fayrfax was accounted the prime musician of the nation. He, with Cornyshe, headed a small band of musicians who consolidated the musical developments of the fifteenth century in practically all its branches; and later, with the wholohearted patronage of Henry VIII , extended their activities, prefacing the glorious outburst of secular music of the Elizabethan era. Henry VIII , intended for the Church, was trained in music, and was keenly interested in it ; contemporary writers make much of his skill as a composer, especially of songs ; there are thirty-three attributed to him in one MS. alone.


Sung By: John Morel
Horn: Hunter Sheryngham
Unknown: King Henry Viii
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Henry Viii

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