Music for Royal Funerals

fri 16 sep 2022
Theme: Early Music

On Thursday 15 September we are broadcasting two programmes related to the death and funeral of Queen Elizabeth II: Early Delights at 20.00 CET and Missa etc. at 22.00 CET.

The funeral and interment of Queen Elizabeth II takes place on Monday 19 September 2022.

In Early Delights we are playing music that is appropriate for such a grand and historic event, including anthems by Henry Purcell, excerpts from the requiem for Cristóbal de Morales and lute songs in honour of Queen Elizabeth I.

In Missa etc. you can listen to a full reconstruction of the ‘English Royal Funeral Music’ composed by Henry Purcell, Thomas Morley and others. This work is performed by Vox Luminis, an ensemble that is led by Lionel Meunier.