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Divorced, Beheaded, Died

Divorced, Beheaded, Died

Whilst this programme’s repertoire centres on one specific period, Early Tudor England, recorder ensemble Palisander’s signature blend of movement, spoken word, additional percussion and singing combine to create a unique historical concert experience.

‘Divorced, Beheaded, Died’ follows the unfortunate stories of the women behind the rhyme: Henry VIII’s six wives. It includes music written for, inspired by and curated by these Queens, alongside historical accounts of the role music played in their lives.

The repertoire includes historically informed performance practice from the golden age of consort writing, alongside sensitive bespoke arrangements for recorders, bringing Tudor England to life.

The composers represented include Robert Fayrfax (1464-1521), John Taverner (c.1490-1545), Thomas Tallis (.1505-1585), Henry VIII (1491-1547), alongside Traditional English Songs.

Programme to include:

King Henry VIII The Kynge’s Balade
Anne Boleyn O Death, Rock me to Sleep
Thomas Tallis If Ye Love Me
Miriam Monaghan The Tudor Rose

Please note that this concert will take place ‘in the round’ with the artists performing at ground-floor level.

  • 🎉Skipton Music
  • 📅Tue 20 February 2024
  • 📍Skipton Town Hall
  • 🕑7:30pm
  • 🎫£25, under 30s £10, under 19s £2
  • 1 other performance

Skipton Town Hall
High Street, Skipton, BD23 5QX, United Kingdom

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