Sunday, November 30, 2008

Since today is St. Andrew's Day here is a live performance of The Musicians In Ordinary performing a piece by the Scottish composer Robert Johnson (not the same one who wrote music for Shakespeare plays and not the 1930s bluesman). Benedicam Domino was written in the 1560s after he had fled to England for some heresy. The arrangement for one voice and lute is one of the few examples of lute song from before John Dowland's First Book of Songs (1597).

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