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Illuminated initial in Les grandes heures de Jean Duc de Berry (1409).
Reproduced by courtesy of La Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
Track(s) taken from CDGIM004
Recording details: Unknown
Merton College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Mike Clements
Release date: September 1984
Total duration: 3 minutes 48 seconds

Leroy Kyrie
composer
author of text
Ordinary of the Lady Mass

Other recordings available for download
The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)
Introduction
This piece takes its name from a mysterious tune called ‘Leroy’ that features in a number of Tudor musical manuscripts. The most likely explanation is that one of the 15th-century kings of England composed this melody, perhaps Henry IV or Henry V being ‘le roi’ in question. In Taverner’s ‘Leroy Kyrie’, the tune is sung by the sopranos.

from notes by John Milsom © 2013


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