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GERALD FENECH

'... distinctive character and colour ...'

Madrigalian Motets from Jacobean England. © 2013 Quire Cleveland

The religious background to sacred music in the Jacobean era was far from straightforward. King James, son of Mary Queen of Scots, who was a staunch Catholic, was groomed to be a champion of the Protestant Church of England. His wife Anne of Denmark was in the process of embracing Catholicism and, to make matters more complicated, two of his offspring, Henry and Elizabeth, tended towards Puritanism...

Copyright © 11 February 2014 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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MADRIGALIAN MOTETS FROM JACOBEAN ENGLAND - QUIRE CLEVELAND

ENGLAND

CLEVELAND

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

CHORAL MUSIC

WILLIAM BYRD

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