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Love lust and piety

  Blogger Ref   Love, lust piety and politics - Music of the English court from King Henry V to VIII Pro Cantione Antiqua - Bruno Turner, dir. & The Early Music Consort of London - David Munrow, dir. Harmonia mundi (BASF) 25 22 286 1 [LP] Deutsche Harmonia mundi (EMI) 1CO 65 99 683 [LP] Quintessence PMC-7185 [LP, USA] Harmonia mundi HMB 30.343 [LP, France] Contents: Anon., Ms. 0.3.58, Trinity College, Cambridge, U.K.: The Agincourt Carol: Deo gracias Anglia Anon., Ms. Ashmole 191, Bodleian Library, Oxford, U.K.: Alas, departing is ground of woe Anon., Ms. Arch. Selden B. 26, Bodleian Library, Oxford, U.K.: Tappster, dryngker William Newark, Ms. Add. 5465 - The Fayfax Ms., British Museum, London, U.K.: The Farther I go, the more behind Anon., Ms. Arch. Selden B. 26, Bodleian Library, Oxford, U.K.: Goday, my Lord, Syr Christemasse William Cornyssh: Hoyda, jolly Rutterkin Anon., Ms. 31922 - The Henry VIII Ms., British Museum,

Munrow and Legrand

Blogger ref The following comes the Coyotebanjo blogspot......Munrow/Legrand: The Three Musketeers,July 2007. Between them, Legrand and Munrow present a textbook example of the expressive and narrative capacities of film music, drawing on both old-school Hollywood and new-school historical performance in service of telling the story. The LP is long out of print and has not (I don't believe) ever been released on CD, but it can be heard on the excellent DVD reissue of the two films, and Legrand has released a short orchestral suite based on just a few of the key themes: The magnificent, pounding minor-key fanfare for low winds and strings and which serves as underscore for the opening credits, a wonderful back-lit sequence catching swordsmen (later revealed to be DArtagnan and his father, sparring) in slow-motion silhouette as they thrust, parry, and riposte, and which beautifully prefigures the life-and-death staggering, brutal fatalism of the deca

Munrow and the Jazz Connection

Blogger Ref The following is taken from an article on the internet. It is largely an interview with Ken Barnes, and the Roundtable. Clear references are made to Munrow... There is also reference to Arthur Johnson who was the producer of Pied Piper The Roundtable - Ken Barnes Interview For our latest Licorice Soul release in conjunction with , we are proud to present something a little off the beaten track; LSD004 features a re-working of Laura Nyro's 'Eli's Comin' and the Ken Moule original 'Saturday Gigue', a sprightly pair of tracks extracted from the extremely curious and increasingly difficult to locate 'Spinning Wheel' album by a mysterious group of musicians named The Roundtable. It's a faultlessly charming blend of funky brass, Hammond and rhythm twinned with the unlikely bedfellow of medieval instrumentation supplied by David Munrow and Christopher Hogwood. These two fellows

"Indicators" of Public Influence? Noah Greenberg, and Michael Morrow

I have been having a look on the Genome site on the BBC which lists past programmes of all kinds. As my search words I have used Noah Greenberg, and Michael Morrow. Both these chaps were great pioneers in the propogation of Early Music to the public. However, David Munrow seems to have won hands the amount of public recordings completely outstrips them... It should be stressed though that in the case of Noah Greenberg who mainly worked in the US that there may be more substantial listings of his public recording productions at specific American media outlets of the 1950s, and early 1960s. PS Also, Thomas Binkley has only two pages on the BBC Genome. This is revealed in the following link Wednesday 7 January 1959 22.00 'THE PLAY OF DANIEL' A gramophone record of a twelfth-century music drama