Andrew Parrott and his Taverner Choir & Players turn to music of their namesake alongside works by his contemporaneous King Henry VIII, an exceptionally musical monarch, and two composers of the previous generation, William Cornysh and Hugh Ashton.
With Taverner's Western wind mass as its corner-stone, this recording takes its lead from the unashamedly secular character of that work and ventures beyond the chapel door to explore the parallel world of courtly vernacular song and instrumental music.
Western Wind - Music By John Taverner & Court Music For Henry VIII:
anonymous:The Western WyndeMy Lady Careys DompeMy Lady Wynkefylds RowndeWhere be ye, my love?Westron wyndeWestern Winds (a2)O Blessed Lord, How May This Be
Aston, Hugh:A Hornepype
Cornyshe, William:Yow and I and AmyasFa La Sol
Gregorian Chant:Kyrie (Rex Sempiterne)Sursum Corda/Vere Dignum
Henry VIII:Taunder nakenIf love now reynyd
Taverner, John:Mass 'The Western Wynde'Audivi vocem de coeloIn nomine a 4Dum transisset Sabbatum I