Why do I use my paper, ink and pen? – The Marian Consort
  • Friday 29 April 2022, 7pm
  • The Stoller Hall
  • £18 - £5
Book tickets
Image Why do I use my paper, ink and pen? – The Marian Consort

The Marian Consort explores powerful, heartfelt music from Renaissance England alongside songs of plea and protest from the folk tradition.

William Byrd was a devout Catholic who, like his friend and mentor Thomas Tallis, made his religious convictions clear in his use of texts, a potentially dangerous strategy in Protestant Elizabethan England. Even more incendiary is Byrd’s setting of Henry Walpole’s Why do I use my paper, ink and pen, a poem commemorating the martyrdom of Edmund Campion which speaks truth to power in a manner similar to these early English ballads, many of which have their origins in far more ancient folk songs, stories and uprisings.

Photo: Nick Rutter

Why do I use my paper, ink and pen? – The Marian Consort
  • Friday 29 April 2022, 7pm
  • The Stoller Hall
  • £18 - £5
Book tickets

Programme:
BYRD Why do I use my paper, ink and pen?
BYRD movements from Mass for Four Voices
TALLIS Lamentations of Jeremiah
Motets by BYRD, R WHITE, DE MONTE
Early English folk ballads including Lyke-Wake Dirge, Digger’s Song, The Cutty Wren

The Marian Consort explores powerful, heartfelt music from Renaissance England alongside songs of plea and protest from the folk tradition.

William Byrd was a devout Catholic who, like his friend and mentor Thomas Tallis, made his religious convictions clear in his use of texts, a potentially dangerous strategy in Protestant Elizabethan England. Even more incendiary is Byrd’s setting of Henry Walpole’s Why do I use my paper, ink and pen, a poem commemorating the martyrdom of Edmund Campion which speaks truth to power in a manner similar to these early English ballads, many of which have their origins in far more ancient folk songs, stories and uprisings.

Photo: Nick Rutter

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