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Chorus vel organa: Music from the Lost Palace of Westminster [CD recording]

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Magnus Williamson


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An investigation through reconstruction of early-Tudor methods of performing and improvising polyphony for organ and choir. The concept for the CD co-devised with Geoffrey Webber. I performed organ music for tracks 3, 5, 7 and 10; and composed organ music in Tudor style for tracks 5, 7 and 10. Contents of the CD featured in a BBC Radio 3 broadcast (In Tune, 25 June 2015: and in a public performance to MPs and peers in the Palace of Westminster on 30 June 2015.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Williamson M

Publication type: Digital or Visual Media

Publication status: Published

Year: 2016

Extent of Work: 23'

Contents: Nicholas Ludford (d. 1557): Lady Masses (selected movements); anon, Felix namque; anon, plainsong propers

Publisher: Delphian Records

Place Published: Wallyford, East Lothian

Format: CD

Performers(s): Magnus Williamson; James Leitch; Choir of Caius College, Cambridge, dir. Geoffrey Webber

Notes: Recorded St Lawrence, Ludlow, 16 July 2015. Publisher's catalogue number: DCD34158