Herald’s Lament

This Legendary Ten Seconds song, with lyrics by Sandra Heath Wilson, features on the new Musical Almanac album. A HERALD’S LAMENT . . .King Richard is dead Lyrics written by Sandra Heath Wilson   King Richard is dead! Such dread news I bring!No joy to cling to, no hosannas to singI tell a tale so… Continue reading Herald’s Lament

Diana Rubino on the Legendary Ten Seconds

As you will observe from their appearance on Diana Rubino’s blog , The Legendary Ten Seconds now have a book featuring information on some of their best-known songs about Richard III, his time and Devon, of course. My Review of The Legendary Ten Seconds for the Ricardian Register (magazine of the American branch) As a longtime… Continue reading Diana Rubino on the Legendary Ten Seconds

Songs about Devon

Here we have another album from the Legendary Ten Seconds, featuring songs about Richard III’s visit to Exeter and “Perkin“‘s attempt to enter the city, as well as several later events. Here are the words to King Richard’s Visit and At the Gates of Exeter, which can be played here and here.

Songs about Richard III (revised)

This is a revised edition of the original book which is about the songs I have written for my Richard III music project. It includes the lyrics for the songs which have been released on the albums which have been recorded as The Legendary Ten Seconds. The songs that I have written and recorded tell… Continue reading Songs about Richard III (revised)

Charm and Grace, by the Legendary Ten seconds

Here is a link to an alternative version of one of our Devon Roses songs called Charm & Grace. I prefer this new version to the one that is on the Devon Roses album. I was never really happy with how the song sounded on the album. This was a disappointment to me as I… Continue reading Charm and Grace, by the Legendary Ten seconds

The Legendary Ten Seconds’ new versions

This is the new version of the LTS’ Lord Protector Richard III. Less Fortunate than Fair and Half Angel appear on the same album, the former having lyrics by Sandra Heath Wilson. Below, with the Semi Acoustic 2021 inner sleeve are the lyrics of Half Angel: Half Angel Such a warm September eveningThoughts of harvest… Continue reading The Legendary Ten Seconds’ new versions

The “Princes in the Tower” are to get their very own opera….

  The myth of the “Princes in the Tower” is about to be turned into an opera. I notice too that their disappearance is immediately described as “one of history’s most notorious unsolved crimes”. What crime? No one knows if there ever was one, let alone that poor old Richard was responsible. It has always… Continue reading The “Princes in the Tower” are to get their very own opera….

Now available …

… on the Tewkesbury battlefield website: Wars of the Roses music by the Legendary Ten Seconds. Here is more information about the group and their output so far.

Loyalty Binds Me (II)

A revised version of the Legendary Ten Seconds‘ first album, inspired by Richard III’s rediscovery in Leicester, is now available. Apart from the music, with Ian Churchyard and Ian Zarquon inter alia, the narration now features Sandra Heath Wilson (writer) and Elaine Churchward in a dialogue between Cicely Duchess of York and Margaret Duchess of… Continue reading Loyalty Binds Me (II)