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This isn’t the ‘Wolf Hall’ spin-off it might seem: renaissance persons of quality were expected to appreciate music, so it should be no surprise that Anne may have owned this quality collection of sacred works by Mouton, Josquin, Brumel et al, plus much anonymous material well worth exposing. Here’s a beautifully sung and well-recorded selection interspersed with French and English secular pieces but, while it’s a clever conceit to end with Clare Wilkinson’s plangent performance of O Deathe rock me asleep, the true culmination of the programme arrives in the sonorously passionate performance of Josquin’s Preter rerum seriem which precedes it.

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