RESL 1 The six wives of Henry VIII

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Picture of singles The six wives of Henry VIII (The Early Music Consort / Arr. David Munroe)

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Catalogue numberRESL 1
Sleeve picturePicture of RESL 1 The six wives of Henry VIII by artist The Early Music Consort / Arr. David Munroe from the BBC records and Tapes library
TitleThe six wives of Henry VIII
ArtistThe Early Music Consort / Arr. David Munroe
Cover conditionNear mint
Record conditionNear mint
BBC records label codeA
BBC Radio Enterprises label
Item deleted?Yes
LabelBBC Radio Enterprises
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Distributed / printed byBBC
Media typePrimary
Media genreDramas - Period View all other tracks listed as Dramas - Period.
Run-off codes / Shop bar codesRESL + 1 + 1 BBC
RESL + 1 + 2 BBC
My rating3
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What type of seller was used?Physical shop
Where can I buy this release?You may be able to purchase this release from the following websites (others are available!)
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Below listed is any duplicates I have for this release.
Duplicate item 1Reason Re-issue, condition MSEY
Run off code(s) RESL 1 A-2
RESL 1 B-2
Duplicate item 2Reason Better quality, condition SDAY
Run off code(s) RESL + 1 + 1 BBC
RESL + 1 + 2 BBC

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Below is a list of tracks for this release.
Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1Fanfare, Passomezo du Roy, Gaillarde d'escosse2.48
A2Pavane 'Mille ducats'Larocque1.33
B2Wedding March, 'La Mourisque'1.20
B3If love now reigned - Henry VIII1.42
B4Ronde 'Pourquoi'1.44
Total length of media 12:42.


Below is my review for this release and the ratings.
As this is one of my "test" releases, I have heard the first track on this single probably more than most. Although its quite a simple track, it still reminds me of old drama's from the time and makes me think that this could easily be how things sounded!
My rating3
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Extra notes on cover, middle (gatefold sleeve) and any inserts

"The Six Wives of Henry VIII", a cycle of six individual ninety minute plays written especially for Television, is one of the most lavish and successful series ever produced by BBC Television Drama Department. It stars Keith Michell and six well-known British actresses in the title roles.

The costumes, which are being exhibited throughout the United Kingdom in various museums and galleries, were designed by John Bloomfield.

This souvenir record includes the theme music and some of the dances and incidental music from the series, arranged from sixteenth century sources by David Munrow.

The instruments used are: recorder, cornett, shawm, trumpet, sackbut, viol, harpichord, regal and percussion played by The Early Music Consort directed by David Munrow.

NOTE: This record was re-released in 1980 with a new cover to mark the shows repeat that year. This sleeve adds that "a number of the costumes are still on show in Dover Castle and at St. Thomas The Martyr in Canterbury." (This may no longer be true.)

Other versions

I have the title track on these releases:
[albums]REH 391Top BBC TV themes - Volume 3

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Further information

BBC Radio Enterprises Ltd and BBC Enterprises Ltd, predecessors of BBC Worldwide / BBC Worldwide Ltd., the BBC's commercial arm. Formed 1968 and 1979 respectively, they were a subsidiary wholly owned by the BBC and merged into BBC Worldwide in 1995. In that time, there were companies set up within or structured brands as part of the company to deal with separate parts of the business, e.g. BBC Records for recorded audio. Sometimes written as BBC Enterprise Ltd.

The items shown here are from the "main" BBC Records and Tapes library covering a wide secletion of genres from themes, comedy dramas and others, depending on which format you have selected.

You can view the complete list of all BBC releases on this site by viewing the BBC List page.


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