Sunday 13 June, 3pm at Royal Spa

The New Troy

EVENT OVER. The Legend of London in the 17th century: A trip through London’s mythical origins with music by Byrd and Coperario

Date & Time: Sunday 13 June, 3pm

Ticket price: £15, £7.50 concessions (see Ts & Cs), Free for under-12s & carers

Venue: Royal Spa

Lux Musicae London

Angela Hicks soprano
Daniel Thomson tenor
Daniel Swani and Sophie Creaner recorders
Aileen Henry harp
Kristiina Watt lute, theorbo
Harry Buckoke viola da gamba

A trip through London’s mythical origins featuring music associated with famous landmarks, from the Globe to Whitehall, including works  by Byrd, Coperario, Lanier, and Henry and William Lawes.


John Jenkins
A boat, a boat (a catch from ‘Catch that Catch Can’ publ. J Hilton 1658)

John Playford
Faronell’s Ground (from ‘Division Violin’ ed. Playford 1688)

Tobias Hume
Hark Hark (First Part of Ayers 1603)

Henry Purcell
Hark Ye Songsters
Excerpts from Timon of Athens (first performed 1694)

William Lawes
‘Harp’ consort in G minor

Thomas Campion
Ode on the 5th of November
(from ‘First Book of Ayres’ c.1613)

Anonymous Down in a dungeon deep (a catch from ‘Catch that Catch Can’ publ. J Hilton 1658)

John Dowland
If That A Sinner’s Sighs be Angels Food
(from ‘A Pilgrims Solace’ 1612)

Nicholas Lanier
Symphonias in G minor and G major

Henry Lawes
Anacreon’s Ode (in Greek)
(from ‘Ayres and Dialogues’, The First Book 1653)

Christopher Tye
Sit Fast

Lanier Hero’s Complaint to Leander
(from GB-Ob Broxbourne 84)

Playford Paul’s Steeple
(from ‘Division Violin’ ed. Playford 1688)

Lanier Fire Fire

Thomas Morley
Fire, Fire

William Byrd
This sweet and merry month of May
(The first sett of italian madigrals englished 1590)

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