I heard the David Munrow Ensemble just once on NDR sometime in 1982/1983. They played The Leaves Be Green
by William Byrd
, 5 dances by Anthony Holborne
and a "Scherzo" by Benjamin Britten
. It was only in compiling this anecdote that I became aware of his life and works through visiting Pierre-F. Roberge's excellent webpage at medieval.org given below.
In his short life David Munrow was associated with Musica Reserverta, The Roundtable, Early Music Consort of London, Harmonia mundi (France) as well as the ensemble that I listened to and taped.
The New Penguin Dictionary of Music describes him as an English player of recorder, crumhorn and other medieval (and later) instruments; founder director of the Early Music Consort of London, 1967. Composed and arranged music for historical films including "Henry VIII and his Six Wives".
||David Munrow (August 12th 1942 - May 15th 1976) - A discography
||An excellent short biography and complete discography by Pierre-F. Roberge of medieval.org.