Henry VIII and His Six Wives

( 1 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Uncle Dave Lewis
Henry VIII and His Six Wives is mainly a collection of soundtrack music David Munrow compiled and composed in 1972 for the theatrical film version of an outstanding 1971 BBC series known as The Six Wives of Henry VIII. It represents a mixture of period music from Henry VIII's time, including some of his compositions, and atmospheric pieces composed especially for the film by Munrow. The atmospheric pieces are grand, demonstrating that wheezing, grinding sounds of Renaissance instruments are ideal for building dramatic tension in a movie based in the sixteenth century. The period music mainly consists of snappy dance numbers, which are delightful and expertly played and...
See more details below
CD
$24.69
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$25.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $17.04   
  • New (3) from $17.04   
  • Used (1) from $39.24   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Uncle Dave Lewis
Henry VIII and His Six Wives is mainly a collection of soundtrack music David Munrow compiled and composed in 1972 for the theatrical film version of an outstanding 1971 BBC series known as The Six Wives of Henry VIII. It represents a mixture of period music from Henry VIII's time, including some of his compositions, and atmospheric pieces composed especially for the film by Munrow. The atmospheric pieces are grand, demonstrating that wheezing, grinding sounds of Renaissance instruments are ideal for building dramatic tension in a movie based in the sixteenth century. The period music mainly consists of snappy dance numbers, which are delightful and expertly played and well up to Munrow's usual standard. In order to fill out the content of this single disc, Testament has added a few tracks each from the albums Greensleeves to a Ground (1977) and Instruments of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (1976). David Munrow was a leading light in the early music and Renaissance movement of the 1960s and 1970s. That Munrow is no longer here, owing to his death in May 1976 for reasons that are still not sufficiently explained, is often the focus of most discussions about his life and work. Reissues such as this one help restore Munrow's work to its rightful context and to deliver what is best about his amazing life -- his music: Henry VIII and His Six Wives is an absolutely indispensable part of the puzzle. Outside of some minor slippage in tape speed owing to the age of these master tapes, the recordings, all made at Abbey Road, sound terrific.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/13/2004
  • Label: Testament Uk
  • UPC: 749677125028
  • Catalog Number: 1250
  • Sales rank: 106,659

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Jouissance Vous Donneray - Thoinot Arbeau & Early Music Consort of London (3:24)
  2. 2 Pavane "Le Bon Vouloir" - Claude Gervaise & Early Music Consort of London (2:11)
  3. 3 Gaillard "Traditore" - Pierre Phal├Ęse & Early Music Consort of London (2:09)
  4. 4 Henry VIII and his Six Wives, film score: Fireworks Music - David Munrow & Early Music Consort of London (1:53)
  5. 5 Pastyme with Good Companye for 3 voices - Henry VIII, King of England & Early Music Consort of London (1:32)
  6. 6 Le Petit Gentilhomme - Anonymous & Early Music Consort of London (1:15)
  7. 7 Henry VIII and his Six Wives, film score: The Ballad of Robin and Marion - David Munrow & Early Music Consort of London (2:13)
  8. 8 Henry VIII and his Six Wives, film score: Street Music - David Munrow & Early Music Consort of London (2:19)
  9. 9 Henry VIII and his Six Wives, film score: Henry's Loneliness I / The Joust at Westminster / - David Munrow & Early Music Consort of London (2:39)
  10. 10 Henry VIII and his Six Wives, film score: The King's Hunt - David Munrow & Early Music Consort of London (2:42)
  11. 11 Mohrentanz (La Mourisque), for 4-part instrumental ensemble - Tylman Susato (1:08)
  12. 12 Gaillarde - Claude Gervaise & Early Music Consort of London (1:27)
  13. 13 La Pastorella (Regensberg Ms.) - Anonymous & Early Music Consort of London (1:32)
  14. 14 Gaillarde (Quart Livre de Danceries) - Claude Gervaise & Early Music Consort of London (1:29)
  15. 15 King Harry VIII Pavan & Galliard (Brit. Mus. R. App. 58) - Anonymous, English & Early Music Consort of London (2:21)
  16. 16 Henry VIII and his Six Wives, film score: Wedding Music for Anne of Cleves - David Munrow & Early Music Consort of London (2:05)
  17. 17 Henry VIII and his Six Wives, film score: The Short Measure off My Lady Wynkfyld's Rownde - David Munrow & Early Music Consort of London (1:15)
  18. 18 My Lady Carey's Dompe (Royal, App. 58) - Anonymous, English & Early Music Consort of London (2:00)
  19. 19 Henry VIII and his Six Wives, film score: Ethiop Masque - David Munrow & Early Music Consort of London (2:43)
  20. 20 O Deathe, Rock Me A-Sleepe - Anonymous & Early Music Consort of London (2:31)
  21. 21 Henry VIII and his Six Wives, film score: Catherine Howard's Interrogation - David Munrow & Early Music Consort of London (1:33)
  22. 22 Henry VIII and his Six Wives, film score: Lute Duet - David Munrow & Early Music Consort of London (2:06)
  23. 23 Henry VIII and his Six Wives, film score: Closing Music - David Munrow & Early Music Consort of London (2:58)
  24. 24 Greensleeves to a Ground - Anonymous, English & Early Music Consort of London (4:11)
  25. 25 Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares, for 5 viols/violins & lute: Sir John Souch his Galliard - John Dowland & Early Music Consort of London (1:49)
  26. 26 Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares, for 5 viols/violins & lute: Earl of Essex Galliard - John Dowland & Early Music Consort of London (1:22)
  27. 27 Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares, for 5 viols/violins & lute: Lachryimae Antiquae - John Dowland & Early Music Consort of London (4:13)
  28. 28 Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares, for 5 viols/violins & lute: The King of Denmark's Galliard - John Dowland & Early Music Consort of London (2:32)
  29. 29 Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares, for 5 viols/violins & lute: Mrs. Nichols Almand - John Dowland & Early Music Consort of London (1:19)
  30. 30 The Fairie-Round, coranto - Antony Holborne & Early Music Consort of London (1:23)
  31. 31 Variations on the Romanesca - Anonymous & Early Music Consort of London (2:35)
  32. 32 Orlando Sleepeth, arrangement for lute, P 61 - John Dowland & Early Music Consort of London (1:42)
  33. 33 Work(s): Fantasy in Four Parts (superius part reconstucted - William Byrd & Early Music Consort of London (1:59)
  34. 34 Forget Me Not, for 2 viols - Thomas Ford & Early Music Consort of London (1:20)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Munrow Primary Artist
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews