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Field of Gold

Music of D�tente

Francois I by TitianHenryVIII.jpg (18627 bytes)Before there was the Chunnel, there was the Field of Cloth of Gold. In 1520 the courts of Henry VIII of England and Francois I of France held an elaborate diplomatic summit in an attempt to seal an alliance between the two nations.  No expense was spared: the royal retinues included the finest singers and composers of the day to supply music for the sumptuous banquets, dances, and tournaments, as well as a solemn Mass in which the royal chapels of both kingdoms took turns singing their own native polyphony.  Lionheart premiered Field of Gold on February 11, 2001 as part of the Music Before 1800 series at Corpus Christi Church.

Field of Gold

A Royal Musical Celebration

 

Whiles life or breath

William Cornysh

England, be glad

Anonymous

Let not us that young men be

Anonymous

Bon temps, las!

Johns. de Sancto Martino

J�ay mis mon cueur

 Matheiu Gascongne

La, la, la, l�oysillon du bois

 Jean Mouton

 

[Introit for Trinity Sunday]

Sarum Chant

Kyrie, Missa Benedictus Dominus Deus

Mouton

Gloria, The Mean Mass

John Taverner

[Gradual, TS]

Sarum Chant

[Alleluia, TS]

 Sarum Chant

Ave sanctissima Maria

Anonymous

 

Tous nobles cuers

Anonymous

Reveill�s vous, amoureux

Anonymous

En douleur et tristesse

Anonymous

Je le lesray, puisqu�il m�y bat

Antoine de F�vin

Je le lesray, puisqui�il m�y bat

 Mouton

I am a jolly foster

Anonymous

Somwhat musing

 attrib. Robert Fayfax

 

[Offertory, TS]

Sarum Chant

Sanctus, The Mean Mass

 Taverner

Agnus, Missa Benedictus Dominus Deus

Mouton

[Communion, TS]

Sarum Chant

Doulce memoire � 2

 Layolle

Doulce m�moire � 3

 Josquin Baston

Doulce m�moire � 4

 Pierre Sandrin

 

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