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The historical and cultural context of music of the Renaissance at home, in court, in Shakespeare's theatre and beyond.

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The historical and cultural context of music of the Renaissance at home, in court, in Shakespeare's theatre and beyond.

    Pleasure Might Make Her Read - Poems and Music for the Sidneys 8b - Dump Philli

    Pleasure Might Make Her Read - Poems and Music for the Sidneys 8b - Dump Philli

    Lutenist John Edwards plays Dump Philli from the Marsh Lutebook. Pieces called 'Dump' are often memorial pieces and are often built on ground basses of as few as two notes, as is this one. In a much earlier, and much shorter version this piece is titled 'Arthur's Dump' and it has been suggested that this is a memorial piece for court lutenist Arthur Dewes by his colleague Philip van Wilder. These podcasts are supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Spem in Alium Fund of the Toronto Foundation.

    • 6 min
    Pleasure Might Make Her Read 8a - Poems and Music for the Sidneys - With how sad steps, o Moone from Astrophel and Stella

    Pleasure Might Make Her Read 8a - Poems and Music for the Sidneys - With how sad steps, o Moone from Astrophel and Stella

    Tracy Ryan reads 'With how sad steps, O Moon, Sonnet 31 from Sir Philip Sidney's Astrophel and Stella, in original pronunciation of the time of Shakespeare and Sidney. These podcasts are supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Spem in Alium Fund of the Toronto Foundation. Pronunciation prepared by Hallie Fishel.

    • 55 sec
    Pleasure Might Make Her Read - Poems and Music for the Sidneys 7b - The Countess of Pembrokes Funerals

    Pleasure Might Make Her Read - Poems and Music for the Sidneys 7b - The Countess of Pembrokes Funerals

    Lutenist John Edwards plays Anthony Holborne's sombre pavan 'The Countiss of pembruth fineralle' as it is called in Jane Pickeringe's Lutebook, from which this highly decorated version is taken. The Countess of Pembroke is Lady Mary Sidney, whose father and brother died the same year. These podcasts are supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Spem in Alium Fund of the Toronto Foundation.

    • 5 min
    Pleasure Might Make Her Read Poems and Music for the Sidneys 7a - The Dolefull Lay of Clorinda by Lady Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke

    Pleasure Might Make Her Read Poems and Music for the Sidneys 7a - The Dolefull Lay of Clorinda by Lady Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke

    Tracy Ryan reads part of a lament by Lady Mary Sidney, on the death of her brother Sir Philip Sidney, author of Astrophel and Stella and The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia, in original pronunciation of the time of Shakespeare and Sidney. These podcasts are supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Spem in Alium Fund of the Toronto Foundation. Pronunciation prepared by Hallie Fishel.

    • 3 min
    Pleasure Might Make Her Read - Poems and Music for the Sidneys 6b - Sir Phillip Sidneys Lamentacion by Anon.

    Pleasure Might Make Her Read - Poems and Music for the Sidneys 6b - Sir Phillip Sidneys Lamentacion by Anon.

    Lutenist John Edwards plays Sir Phillip Sidneys Lamentacion from Matthew Holmes' Lute Book. These podcasts are supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Spem in Alium Fund of the Toronto Foundation.

    • 1 min
    Pleasure Might Make Her Read - Poems and Music for the Sidneys 6a - A Description of the Battle of Zutphen from John Stow's Annals of England pt. 2

    Pleasure Might Make Her Read - Poems and Music for the Sidneys 6a - A Description of the Battle of Zutphen from John Stow's Annals of England pt. 2

    Tracy Ryan reads a description of the death of Phillip Sidney at Battle of Zutphen from Elizabethan historian John Stow's The Annals of England to 1603 in original pronunciation from the time of Sidney and Shakespeare. Pronunciation prepared by Hallie Fishel. These podcasts are supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Spem in Alium Fund of the Toronto Foundation.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Jones GL ,

Five stars

Mr. Edwards knows his stuff, and presents it thoughtfully and often wittily.

Stratty H ,

insightful!

Hi a please to delve into this world! Insightful and fascinating- with lovely music!

bowedbassgirl ,

Definitiely take a listen!

This is a fascinating glimpse into a little-known aspect of the personal life of the legendary Anne Boleyn. The musical performances really enhance the lively discussion. Highly recommended!

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