Hélas, Madame (Henry VIII)

Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

For 5 Recorders (Wiebes)

PDF scanned by arranger
Zandeavande (2018/7/25)

Arranger Jaap Wiebes
Publisher. Info. Jaap Wiebes
Misc. Notes Pavane
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General Information

Work Title Hélas, Madame
Alternative. Title
Composer Henry VIII
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IH 11
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation voice, undetermined accompaniment (see below, Comments)
External Links Wikipedia

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According to the Wikipedia article, the attribution of this song to Henry VIII is not certain "with various parts of the song allegedly lifted from similar pieces in Europe." It was merely in a manuscript that was in use in Henry's court. Another source, author unknown, from a link within that Wikipedia article, posits that Henry VIII took an existing melody and harmonized it. Neither source says what the instrumentation in the manuscript was, so tagging is not possible. The label of "pavan", which the arranger Wiebes gives it, is also not directly (as yet) tied to that manuscript. Tagged as a song for now, with undetermined instrumentation. It is also not known whether that manuscript used English or French lyrics, so the language is left off for now.