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Reform your music!

I couldn’t resist writing a double-bill on the Reformation.

The Music Exchange Richard Simpkin
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This kind of opportunity only arises every 500 years, so I just might not get another chance. I’ve done a couple of talks on music in the Reformation, which means that I’ve learnt a huge amount about the convictions and sacrifices of the musicians of the 16th century. One of my new heroines is Katherine Parr, Henry VIII’s sixth wife. We need to give thanks that Henry didn’t bow to the pressure of his Catholic advisors who wanted to send her to the same end as Anne Boleyn.