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The Night Watch : a log of the Winter Warmer

The Night Watch : a log of the Winter Warmer

Extracts from Winter Winter, The Night Watch's sold-out show at The Artrix, Bromsgrove, on the theme of winter and Christmas early music.

Items in this video:

Edi Beo Thu, Hevene Quene, anon. England, late 13th century - voices, simfony, gittern
Noel Nouvelet, trad. France, 15th-17th c. - voices, gittern, shawm
Adam lay i-bowndyn (Adam lay ybounden), anonymous, England, c.1400 - voice, simfony
Never weather-beaten sail, Thomas Campion, England, 1613 - voice, treble lute
branle de l'Official, trad. France, 16th c. - recorder, cittern
Tourdion: When I'm drinking claret, trad. France, 16th c. - voices, rebec, 4 course guitar
The Night Watch, Anthony Holborne, England, 1597 - recorder, 4 course guitar
branle de la torche, trad. France, 16th c., trad. Germany, 17th c. - recorders, 4 course guitar, shawm, ankle bells
westron wynde, anon. England, 16th c. - voices, gemshorn, gittern
There comes a ship a-sailing, trad. Germany, 15th-17th c. - psaltery, gittern, voice
Remember O thou man, Thomas Ravenscroft, England, 1611 - voices, 4 course guitar, recorder

The Night Watch : When that I was and a little tiny boy (Twelfth Night)

The Night Watch : When that I was and a little tiny boy (Twelfth Night)

When that I was and a little tiny boy, sung by Feste in the epilogue to William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Performed on treble lute and bass recorder by The Night Watch, from Winter Winter, their sold-out show at The Artrix, Bromsgrove, on the theme of winter and Christmas early music.

The Night Watch : Grene growith the holy

The Night Watch : Grene growith the holy

Grene growith the holy (Green groweth the holly), attributed to Henry Tudor, Henry VIII of England, 1491-1547, reigned 1509-1547. Performed on recorder and gittern by The Night Watch, from Winter Winter, their sold-out show at The Artrix, Bromsgrove, on the theme of winter and Christmas early music.

Listeners with good ears will spot the Freudian slip in the words of the first verse. We were intending to sing that Henry VIII (if he was the author) had "ever" been true unto his lady, but an extra consonant slipped out, more representative of the man ...

The Night Watch : interview with early instruments demonstration

The Night Watch : interview with early instruments demonstration

The Night Watch demonstrate some of their instruments for listeners to
Genevieve Tudor's Sunday Folk programme on BBC Radio Shropshire, 3 April 2011: oud, cornamuse, gittern, gemshorn, with passing references to recorders and cittern.

The Night Watch : Schools Promo (longer version, 9.44)

The Night Watch : Schools Promo (longer version, 9.44)

Promotional film (longer version*) for The Night Watch's school workshops in early music and history. The school on the day of filming requested an emphasis on Tudor music, dance, and crime and punishment.

For more information, see http://www.the-night-watch.org.uk

* See our channel for shorter version.

The Night Watch : Schools Promo (short version, 4.04)

The Night Watch : Schools Promo (short version, 4.04)

Promotional film (short version*) for The Night Watch's school workshops in early music and history. The school on the day of filming requested an emphasis on Tudor music, dance, and crime and punishment. For more information, see http://www.the-night-watch.org.uk

* See our channel for longer version.

The Night Watch : We Be Soldiers Three

The Night Watch : We Be Soldiers Three

'WEe be Souldiers three' was published by - and probably written by - collector and composer Thomas Ravenscroft, in his 'Deuteromelia' (1609). The French line, "pardona moy je vous an pree" (original spelling) means "pardon me, I pray you" or "pardon me, I beg you". The images in the video are from Ravenscroft's book.