Lipscomb University's School of Music presents "A Tudor Portrait: Texts and Music from the Courts of Henry VII and Elizabeth I" featuring soprano Amy Jarman and Ben Harris on piano as part of its Faculty & Friends Concert Series, Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Ward Hall.
The golden age of the Renaissance left a lasting heritage of beautiful poetry and plays, particularly those written during the reign of Elizabeth I. And the upheaval caused by Henry VIII, whose break with the Catholic Church in Rome and the establishment of the Church of England, had a lasting effect on the future of his country and of the western world.
This recital explores English texts written between 1536 and 1626 and includes songs by Renaissance composers John Dowland and Thomas Campion, “Five Elizabethan Songs” by early 20th c. English composer Ivor Gurney, Three “Ophelia” Songs by Richard Strauss, and “Try Me Good King” by acclaimed American composer Libby Larsen, which are intricate settings of the last words of five of Henry VIII’s six wives.
For more information, contact the School of Music at 615.966.5929.