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Alamire

8 February

13 September and 14 September

Performers

David Skinner
Director 

Jacob Heringman
Lute

Kirsty Whatley
Harp 

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Celebrating its 10th anniversary year, Alamire boasts some of the finest consort singers in the world under the charismatic directorship of David Skinner.

The Spy's Choirbook

Sunday 8 February, 2.30pm

Given in 1516 as one of the several musical gifts from Petrus Alamire to Henry VIII, The Spy’s Choirbook is one of the finest early 16th century musical treasures in the British Library. Alamire and the English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble perform a selection of the finest pieces from the collection, interwoven with illuminating tales of the book’s history.

★★★★★
‘The history is fascinating; so is the fabulous music.’
The Times

★★★★
‘The performances are meticulous, the sound rich, and the effect often sumptuous.’
The Guardian

The Spy's Choirbook was voted the Best Classical CD in 2014 by The Times.

"...giving a magnificent panorama of the repertory ...sounding gorgeous throughout." 
David Fallows. 

The Spy's Choirbook was Editor's Choice in the January 2015 issue of Gramophone 

Anne Boleyn’s Songbook: Music & Passions of a Tudor Queen

Sunday 13 September, 7.00pm and Monday 14 September, 8.00pm

Alamire returns to explore motets and chansons by the greatest composers of the early 16th century, including Compre, Mouton, Brumel and Josquin, interspersed with French chansons and instrumental items for the lute and harp. Also included is a haunting setting of ‘O death rock me asleep’, thought by some to have been written by Anne as she awaited her fate in the Tower of London. 

★★★★★
‘The history is fascinating; so is the fabulous music.’

The Times

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Alamire: Anne Boleyn's Songbook

Alamire returns to explore motets and chansons by the

greatest composers of the early 16th century, including

Compre, Mouton, Brumel and Josquin, interspersed with

French chansons and instrumental items for the lute and

harp. Also included is a haunting setting of ‘O death rock me

asleep’, thought by some to have been written by Anne as

she awaited her fate in the Tower of London.

Alamire returns to explore motets and chansons by the greatest composers of the early 16th century, including Compre, Mouton, Brumel and Josquin, interspersed with French chansons and instrumental items for the lute and harp. Also included is a haunting setting of ‘O death rock me asleep’, thought by some to have been written by Anne as she awaited her fate in the Tower of London.