In the Mode: June 15, 2014
CD title: Thomas Tomkins, Consort Music for Viols and Voices, Keyboard Music
Performer: Rose Consort of Viols and Red Byrd
CD label: NAXOS 550602
Thomas Tomkins was born in 1572 died in his 80s and saw many musical changes as did the other English composers of his generation including Gibbons and Weelkes. Many of them, including Tomkins, were pupils of William Byrd. Tomkins is sometimes called the last of the Elizabethans. Next time on In the Mode we’ll hear the Rose Consort of Viols and the vocal ensemble Red Byrd perform some of his music.