The treasures of English consort music survive in manuscript copies made for avid Elizabethan collectors. Many of these manuscripts show a lively engagement with diverse cultural styles, containing pieces by composers from continental Europe. Here we find a wonderful array of motets, chansons and madrigals, often copied without their original texts, and so making ideal repertory for the viol consort. This programme explores a wealth and variety of continental music by Gombert, Clemens and Lassus, rubbing shoulders with pieces by native composers such as Tallis, Parsons and Byrd. This concert is filmed for broadcast as part of York Early Music Online Festival, July 2021.