Anne Boleyn's Songbook

Dr David Skinner talks to BBC Radio 4 about his new project.

Osborn Director of Music Dr David Skinner is about to launch a new CD of music from Anne Boleyn's Songbook, held in the Royal College of Music, which the future Queen began to collate while being raised in France.  

The recording, with his professional choir Alamire, features work by Brumel, Compere, Josquin and Mouton, and even includes a recording of text purported to have been composed by Anne Boleyn as she waited to be executed.

You can hear David explain the project to Kirsty Lang on BBC Radio 4's Front Row. Follow the link to the BBC iPlayer. The interview begins around 20 minutes in.  

Alamire will perform works from their new recording at the Wanamaker Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe, this Sunday 13th and Monday 14th of September and again at Cadogan Hall on 17th March 2016. For more information visit the Alamire website.

This is an archived news story first posted in September, 2015