I recently had the privilege of journeying to Sidney Sussex College in Cambridge to meet David Skinner, and he generously gave me an hour of his time to have a conversation about the changes in music in the 16th century. We covered a huge amount of information, and he mentioned a lot of links, youtube videos, recordings, etc, and I’ve tried to add them all below. If you’re thinking about a great Christmas gift, please consider an Alamire CD. I’d love it if we as a community could rock the sales of Anne Boleyn’s Songbook!
- The British Library record for the Spy’s Choirbook
- Byrd at Ingastone Hall – one person per part, sitting around a table, as it would have been done originally.
- David Skinner’s iTunes page
- The Spy’s Choirbook on Amazon (mp3 download)
- The Spy’s Choirbook on Amazon (CD)
- Review of The Spy’s Choirbook from the Telegraph with lots of historical background
- Anne Boleyn’s Songbook on Amazon (CD released 21 September)
- The Stripping of the Altars by Eamon Duffy
Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge chapel and services information
Byrd at Ingatestone Hall
And here’s the trailer for Anne Boleyn’s Songbook which is available to purchase in September 2016