Leroy Kyrie

composer
author of text
Ordinary of the Lady Mass

 
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

Recordings

Renaissance Radio
CDGIM2122CDs for the price of 1
Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas
CDGIM004
Taverner: Missa O Michael & other sacred music
CDH55054Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
The Sixteen & The Golden Age of Polyphony
CDS44401/1010CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Details

Track 8 on CDGIM212 CD2 [3'33] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 6 on CDGIM004 [3'48]
Track 2 on CDH55054 [5'17] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 2 on CDS44401/10 CD2 [5'17] 10CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDS44401/10 disc 2 track 2

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-90-32502
Duration
5'17
Recording date
7 September 1988
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Taverner: Missa O Michael & other sacred music (CDA66325)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: August 1990
    Deletion date: May 2000
    Superseded by CDH55054
  2. Taverner: Missa O Michael & other sacred music (CDH55054)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: May 2000
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
  3. The Sixteen & The Golden Age of Polyphony (CDS44401/10)
    Disc 2 Track 2
    Release date: November 2009
    10CDs Boxed set (at a special price)