Palisander

Tuesday 20 February 2024

Tabea Debus – recorder

Caoimhe de Paor – recorder

Miriam Monaghan – recorder

Lydia Gosnell – recorder

ROBERT FAYRFAXThat was my Woo
KING HENRY VIIIThe Kynge’s Balade
Catherine of Aragon
ANONDin Dirin
ANONLa Spagna I
JOSQUIN DES PREZAbsalon fili mi
MIRIAM MONAGHANThe Pomegranate
Anne Boleyn
THOINOT ARBEAUPavane
CLAUDIN DE SERMISYJouissance vous Donneray
KING HENRY VIIIHelas Madame (arr. Monaghan)
ANNE BOLEYNO Death, Rock me to Sleep
MIRIAM MONAGHANThe Falcon
Jane Seymour
JOHN TAVERNERIn Nomine
KING HENRY VIIITander Naken
PHILIP VAN WILDERFantasia con Pause
MIRIAM MONAGHANThe Phoenix
TRADITIONALHaste to the Wedding (arr. Monaghan)
Anne of Cleves
ANONDanse de Cleves (arr. Monaghan)
HAYNE VAN GHIZEGHEMAllez Regrets
WILLIAM CORNYSHAdieu! mes amours
MIRIAM MONAGHANThe Swan
Catherine Howard
ANONAllemande Prynce (arr. Monaghan)
MICHAEL PRAETORIUSThree Volte
CIPRIANO DE RORE/RICCARDO ROGNONIAnchor che vol Partire
MIRIAM MONAGHANThe Tudor Rose
Catherine Parr
GIOVANNI BASSANORicecare 11
CHRISTOPHER TYEThe Acts of Apostles, ‘When that the people taught they had’
THOMAS TALLISIf Ye Love Me
MIRIAM MONAGHANThe Wheel
 
KING HENRY VIIIThe Kynge’s Balade

Divorced, Beheaded, Died

Palisander prides itself on presenting imaginative, historical programmes with a wide range of repertoire; performing largely from memory, on recorders up to 6 feet tall. The quartet has quickly established itself as a vibrant young ensemble. Devising their own choreography, as well as writing new compositions and unique arrangements for the ensemble, the group’s members are keen ambassadors for the recorder’s versatility.

Whilst this programme’s repertoire centres on one specific period, Early Tudor England, 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.

Described as “Early Music’s very own Spice Girls”, Palisander enjoys giving regular family concerts and educational workshops, including partnerships with Live Music Now and Wigmore Hall. We are therefore delighted that the group will also be the guest artists for our annual afternoon Schools Concert.

Please note that both the afternoon and evening events will take place ‘in the round’ with the artists performing at ground-floor level.

To find out more about the quartet, see www.palisanderrecorders.com

Photo credit: Becky Mursall

With the support of a generous legacy from Dr Philip da Costa