St George’s Canzona sing Tudor Songs & Dances

'Self-conscious and affected'

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COMPOSERS: Henry VIII
LABELS: Eloquence
ALBUM TITLE: The Tudors: Courtly Pastimes
WORKS: Songs & Dances from Henry VIII’s Book
PERFORMER: St George’s Canzona/John Sothcott
CATALOGUE NO: 480 4865 (1973)

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A colourful medley of pieces from Henry VIII’s court marred by slack ensemble, insecure intonation and singing styles that, 40 years on, sound self-conscious and affected.

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Kate Bolton-Porciatti