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His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts
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His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts

Formed in 1982, His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts continues in the same spirit as always: aiming to bring the sound of its noble instruments, through pan-European repertoire from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to the twenty-first century, attracting new audiences via recordings, radio, television and (best of the lot) live performance.

The group’s illustrious-sounding name is taken from Matthew Locke’s ‘five-part tthings for His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts’ that were probably played during the coronation celebrations for King Charles II in 1661. Essentially a recital group comprising two cornetts, three sackbutts and chamber organ/harpsichord, HMSC often joins with singers and string players, and is frequently asked to take part in projects with choirs: Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Monteverdi Choir, the BBC Singers, Ex Cathedra, the choirs of Trinity, King’s and St John’s colleges in Cambridge, as well as those of Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s and Westminster cathedrals in London.

Individual members of HMSC teach at conservatoires and universities throughout the UK and the group is often invited to give masterclasses and workshops as a part of its educational activities. His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts has made more than twenty recordings, including many for Hyperion.

Activities over the group’s thirty-year history have been diverse, ranging from sound-and-vision recordings for the BBC comedy The Two Ronnies, to appearances in the Salzburg Festival; St Mark’s, Venice; the Sydney Opera House; and at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall. As a lasting celebration of HMSC’s first thirty years, the group made its first commission from a living composer, enabled by funding from the Performing Right Society (UK). Oxford-based composer Martyn Harry has written For His Majesty’s Pleasure, a 65-minute work that has been, to quote founder-member Jeremy West, ‘the most exciting single project that His Majestys has undertaken in its thirty-year history’.

Albums
'A Bach Album' (CDA67247)
A Bach Album
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67247 
'For His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts' (CDH55406)
For His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55406  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Gabrieli: Missa Pater peccavi & other works' (CDH55265)
Gabrieli: Missa Pater peccavi & other works
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55265  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Gabrieli: Sacrae Symphoniae' (CDA66908)
Gabrieli: Sacrae Symphoniae
Buy by post £10.50 CDA66908 
'Gabrieli: Sacred Symphonies' (CDA67957)
Gabrieli: Sacred Symphonies
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67957  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Guerrero: Missa De la batalla escoutez & other works' (CDH55340)
Guerrero: Missa De la batalla escoutez & other works
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55340  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts Grand Tour' (CDH55344)
His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts Grand Tour
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55344  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Lassus: Missa Bell' Amfitrit' altera' (CDA66688)
Lassus: Missa Bell' Amfitrit' altera
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDA66688  Archive Service  
'The Floating City' (CDH55320)
The Floating City
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55320  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2' (HYP20)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2
HYP20  2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
On other labels
'Rogier: Missa Domine Dominus noster & Missa Domine in virtute tua' (CKD348)
Rogier: Missa Domine Dominus noster & Missa Domine in virtute tua
CKD348  Download only  
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Affetti musicali, Op 1 (Marini)
Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV715 (Bach)
Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV38 (Bach)
Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV686 (Bach)
Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV687 (Bach)
Bassedance 'En vray amoure a 4, a 6' (Henry VIII/McGowan)
Bassedance 'T'Andernacken a 5' (Alamire)
Bassedance 'Taunder nacken a 3' (Henry VIII)
Batalla de octavo tono (Ximénez/Roberts)
Canciones de clarines (Anon/Roberts)
Cantate Domino (Hassler)
Canzon duodecimi toni (Hassler)
Canzon duodecimi toni a 10, C177 (Gabrieli)
Canzon duodecimi toni a 10, C178 (Gabrieli)
Canzon duodecimi toni a 10, C179 (Gabrieli)
Canzon duodecimi toni a 8, C174 (Gabrieli)
Canzon in echo duodecimi toni a 10, C180 (Gabrieli)
Canzon in echo duodecimi toni a 10, per concertar con l'organo, C181 (Gabrieli)
Canzon 'La Paglia' (Erbach)
Canzon No 14 a 6 (Picchi)
Canzon No 15 a 6 (Picchi)
Canzon No 17 a 8 (Picchi)
Canzon No 19 a 8 (Picchi)
Canzon noni toni (Hassler)
Canzon noni toni a 12, C183 (Gabrieli)
Canzon noni toni a 8, C173 (Gabrieli)
Canzon primi toni a 10, C176 (Gabrieli)
Canzon primi toni a 8, C170 (Gabrieli)
Canzon quarti toni a 15, C185 (Gabrieli)
Canzon septimi toni a 12, C182 (Gabrieli)
Canzon septimi toni a 8, C171 (Gabrieli)
Canzon septimi toni a 8, C172 (Gabrieli)
Canzona a 6 (Buonamente)
Canzona super Cantionem Gallicam 'Est-ce Mars?' (Scheidt)
Ciaccona (Merula)
Cornish Dance (Brade)
De profundis clamavi (Gabrieli)
Domine Dominus noster (Hassler)
Domine Dominus noster (Rogier)
Duo seraphim clamabant (Guerrero)
Exultet iam angelica turba, C131 (Gabrieli)
Fantasia a 5 No 3 (Bassano)
Fantasia a 6 (Coprario)
For His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts (Locke/Roberts)
For His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts 'Pavane-Almand a 6' (Locke)
Galliarda 'La Battaglia' (Scheidt)
Gray's Inn the 1st (Coprario)
Hugh Ashton's Maske (Anon)
In ecclesiis, C78 (Gabrieli)
In exitu Israel (Guerrero)
In nomine IV 'Howld fast' (Tye)
In nomine V a 5 (Byrd)
In nomine XI 'Farewell my good one, for ever' (Tye)
In nomine XIX 'Crye' (Tye)
Kyrie, C71-73 (Gabrieli)
Laudate Dominum (Rogier)
Lob sei Gott, dem Vater, g'tan  Movement 6 of Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV62 (Bach)
Magnificat octavi toni (Guerrero)
Magnificat, C75 (Gabrieli)
Maria virgo, C35 (Gabrieli)
Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn, BWV648 (Bach)
Missa Bell' Amfitrit' altera (Lassus)
Missa De la batalla escoutez (Guerrero)
Missa Domine Dominus noster (Rogier)
Missa Domine in virtute tua (Rogier)
Missa Pater peccavi (Gabrieli)
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV62 (Bach)
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV659 (Bach)
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV661 (Bach)
O Domina sanctissima (Peñalosa)
O Jesu Christ, mein Lebens Licht, BWV118 (Bach)
O sacrum convivium (Gabrieli)
Ob bei uns ist die Sünden viel  Movement 6 of Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV38 (Bach)
Omnes gentes plaudite manibus, C52 (Gabrieli)
Padoana (Schein)
Pavan and Galliard (Bassano)
Regina caeli (Rogier)
Regina caeli a 8 (Guerrero)
Ricercar a 4 del duodecimo tuono (Gabrieli)
Ricercar a 4 del primo tuono (Gabrieli)
Ricercar a 4 del sesto tuono (Gabrieli)
Ricercar per sonar a 8 (Gabrieli)
Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV36 (Bach/Roberts)
Scottish Dance (Brade/McGowan)
Sei lob und Preis mit Ehren  Movement 7 of Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, BWV29 (Bach)
Sein Lauf kam von Vater her  Movement 8 of Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV36 (Bach/Roberts)
Sinfonia  Movement 1 of Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, BWV29 (Bach)
Sinfonia grave: La Zorzi  No 7 of Affetti musicali, Op 1 (Marini)
Sonata 28 (Vierdanck)
Sonata 31 'Als ich einmal Lust bekam' (Vierdanck)
Sonata a 6 (Buonamente)
Sonata a 6 (Marini)
Sonata a quattro tromboni (Marini)
Sonata duodecima (Castello)
Sonata No 10 a 3 (Castello)
Sonata No 11 a 3 (Castello)
Sonata No 13 a 4 (Castello)
Sonata No 14 a 4 (Castello)
Sonata No 17 in ecco (Castello)
Sonata No 5 a 2 (Castello)
Sonata No 8 a 2 (Castello)
Sonata octavi toni a 12, C184 (Gabrieli)
Sonata pian' e forte a 8, alla quarta bassa, C175 (Gabrieli)
The Bull Masque (Bull)
The Queen's Masque (Anon)
Tiento de segundo tono (Correa de Arauxo)
Trio super Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV660 (Bach)
Verbum caro (Rogier)
Verschiedene Canones, BWV1087 (Bach)
Videntes stellam (Rogier)
Vox Domini super aquas Jordanis, C64 (Gabrieli)
Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein 'Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit', BWV668 (Bach)
Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, BWV431 (Bach)
Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, BWV432 (Bach)
Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, BWV641 (Bach)
When David Heard that Absalon was Slain (East)
Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, BWV29 (Bach)
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