Program Notes: The Six Wives of Henry VIII

The Six Wives of Henry VIII I love, loved, and loved would I be My heart is in great mourning° Anonymous Alone, alone, mourning alone T.B. Pastime with good company   ° The kynge h viii Love and war Hunting Piet Swerts (b. 1960) Alla battaglia° Heinrich Isaac A consort of excellent musicke Sermone blando William Byrd Madame d’amours° Anonymous The beauty of nature surpasses all art The darke is my delight° Anonymous English Nightingale Jacob van Eyck Cuckoo°                                              Richard Nicholson – INTERMISSION – Love is strange Ah the sighs° William Cornische Love is strange Anonymous Music, o heavenly gift, that turns and twists the mind La mi Heinrich Isaac Upon la mi re Thomas Preston Endless sadnesse rules te world Sorrow, come° William Wigthorpe Puzzle canon VI Anonymous Ye sacred muses° William Byrd My heart is in great mourning, My mind also greatly wailing. -Alas, alas, what remedy? My lady hath forsaken me. Nov. 2011