Fortune My Foe: The York Waits.

Beautiful Jo BEJOCD-48

There can be no better way to mark the 400th anniversary of Guy Fawkes’s conspiracy this November than to get hold of a copy of Fortune My Foe. Subtitled ‘popular music from the period of the Gunpowder Plot’, it’s a superb compilation. The airs, dances, jigs, ballads and processional pieces match the dynamically different moods of that perplexing era. The playing of the York Waits is of the highest quality. This is an hour of bewitching and informative delight.

TES Teacher Nov 4 2005

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