Bryan, John (2008) Four Gentleman of the Chapel Royal. [Audio]

The Rose Consort of Viols explore the repertoire of 4 important English composers - Thomas Tallis, Christopher Tye, William Byrd, Thomas Tomkins

Taking its name from the celebrated family of Viol makers, the award-winning Rose Consort of Viols explore the music of four important gentleman – Thomas Tallis, Christopher Tye, William Byrd and Thomas Tomkins who came respectively from the cathedrals of Canterbury, Ely, Lincoln and Worcester and created music for the Chapel Royal. These elite Gentleman of the Chapel Royal were able to maintain traditional musical expertise, as one generation of Gentlemen influenced the next, and also to experiment with new musical ideas.

The Consort performs extensively throughout Britain and the continent of Europe, appearing regularly on the BBC and in the major London concert halls and festivals worldwide. Joined by guest Clare Wilkinson (mezzo soprano), The Rose Consort of Viols present this programme performed with their unique intimacy, intricacy, passion and flamboyance.

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