Some interesting articles have been written, and some important research has been done, which connect with our project. Here we shall be posting a series of downloads or links. The first is a recent article by David Pinto, entitled 'Consort anthem, Orlando Gibbons, and musical texts', discussing what the surviving evidence may tell us about how consort anthems were originally performed. It was published in the latest Journal of the Viola da Gamba Society (Volume Nine 2015), but is also available here to download.
The second is the 1992 PhD thesis by Dr Lynn Hulse 'The musical patronage of the English aristocracy, c.1590 - 1640', which was the result of wide research into the families that supported music such as consort anthems and the locations where they might have been performed. The thesis can be found at two links, the first at King's College, London and the second at the British Library EThOS service, for which you will need to register.