The Spirit of History Come and visit the British Galleries at the V&A Museum in London, where you will hear a selection of music which forms the heart of this collection. It brings together some of the best British music and music making from the last five hundred years in an atmospheric series of programmes designed to be enjoyed. CD1 Tudor & Stuart Spirit
From dancing to dreaming, from the quiet city house to the grandest of theatres, this selection of music from Tudor and Stuart times encompasses the joys and sorrows of the age, from traditional country tunes to expressions of royal fortunes and misfortunes. CD2 Georgian Splendour
A rich and diverse programme of music from Britain's Georgian era, which features the great genius of Handel and his contemporaries. The vigour of the wonderful tunes and harmonies is presented in a varied programme which reflects the robust style. CD3 Victorian Vision
Colourful patterns, rich tones and a huge variety of influences permeate Victorian style, and the music of the age of empire is the same - bold, bright and varied, ranging in style from traditional songs rediscovered to pieces by Queen Victoria's harpist and Prince Alberts favourite composer, Felis Mendelssohn.