Henry VIII - mid September, 1516

from Sebastiano Giustinian to the Doge, 30 September 1516, page 2401:

Memo, organist of St. Mark's, arrived here a few days ago with the most excellent instrument, and played before the Cardinal, and afterwards before the King, with much commendation. "He played, not merely to the satisfaction, but to the incredible admiration and pleasure of everybody, and especially of his majesty, who is extremely skilled in music, and of the two Queens." The King has appointed him his chief musician, and says he will write to Rome to have him unfrocked, that he may attain holy orders and become his chaplain. This is a piece of fine fortune, as a royal chaplain is a very …   more >>
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Sebastiano Giustinian, Sebastiano Giustinian to the Doge, 30 September 1516. In J. S. Brewer (ed.), Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, volume 2 (1864), p. 2401. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1363621374 accessed: 23 November, 2017

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Henry VIII
Monarch
1491-1547

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music played by the organist of St Mark's performed by organist of St Mark's Venice

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Date/Time mid September, 1516
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:05:02 +0000