Anne Boleyn’s Songbook
Music and Passions of a Tudor Queen
Clare Wilkinson (voice), Jacob Heringman (lute), Kirsty Whatley (harp); Alamire/David Skinner
Reviewed Christmas 2015
This inspired project reveals a world of public splendour and private melancholy. In the ill-fated queen’s personal playlist are English songs, French chansons, intimate instrumental gems and glorious polyphony from Josquin and Mouton. Alamire achieve a warm, robust sound, while Clare Wilkinson sings the final O Deathe rock me asleep with haunting pathos.