(DS, 10 or more singers & gothic harp)
On 24 June 1509 Henry Tudor was crowned the eighth English king of that name. His early reign was seen by all as a new Golden Age, full of opulence, splendour, majesty and harmony. While Henry’s reputation is today largely that of the tyrant, in the first 20 years of his reign we was perhaps one of the greatest royal patrons of the musical arts in all of Europe. This programme, produced in conjunction with the various ‘Henry at 500’ celebrations held in 2009, contains music written for Henry and by Henry. Voices and instruments combine to offer a fitting tribute to England’s most musical king.