David Skinner: The ‘Arundel’ Choirbook (Lambeth MS 1) – LECTURE

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Date / time: 13 September, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Lambeth Palace Library

David Skinner: The ‘Arundel’ Choirbook (Lambeth MS 1) - LECTURE


Lambeth MS1 is a very rare musical survival from early Tudor England, and is one of only two ecclesiastical choirbooks to have come down to us intact from the reign of Henry VIII. Its content is dominated by the music of Robert Fayrfax (d. 1521) and Nicholas Ludford (d. 1557), who represent two distinct generations of early English composers. The complex story of how the choirbook might have ended up in Lambeth Palace Library is discussed, as well as the nature of pre-Reformation musical sources, its singers, and the institutions which fostered them.

The talk will last 45 minutes with a Q & A at the end, finishing around 6:30pm.

All are welcome, but those wishing to attend should book a free ticket or email archives@churchofengland.org no later than Monday 11 September.

Please note that tickets must be booked via https://david-skinner-arundel-choirbook-lambeth-palace-library.eventbrite.co.uk


Image: Lambeth Choirbook – Wiki Commons