BBC Documentary: David Starkey’s MUSIC & MONARCHY 4. Re-inventions

Dr David Starkey’s exploration of how the monarchy shaped Britain’s music concludes with the 19th and 20th centuries, when the crown rediscovered the power of pageantry and ceremony and when native music experienced a renaissance. David discovers the royal origins of such classics as Edward Elgar’s ‘Land of Hope and Glory’, Hubert Parry’s ‘I Was…

Albert Cano

One of the things about being interested in choral music is that you often think "I wonder what that chorister is doing now". Particularly for cathedral choirs the level of musical professionalism is so high that it’s easy to forget that the singer is still a schoolboy or schoolgirl with years of schooling ahead of…

Feature: Duarte Lôbo (±1565-1646): Missa Pro Defunctis a8

On September 21st 2012 I posted two motets by Duarte Lôbo Pater Peccavi ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMKib… ) and Audivi vocem de cælo ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64cGZ… ) they’re the only two of Lôbo’s motets that have survived and are not only beautiful and interesting pieces of music in and of themselves but are also interesting because Lôbo wrote…