The Six Wives’ Song / Henry’s Nightmare

  • Henry VIII Six Wives' Song

The Six Wives’ Song – Performance piece for six female soloists

The Six Wives’ Song, also known as Henry’s Nightmare, has been viewed more than 100,000 times on YouTube and is taken from one of the climactic moments of Henry VIII The Musical.

For all his other achievements, Henry VIII has been most remembered by history for his six wives. It is therefore fitting that this song focuses on their stories as they recount their feelings about the king.

This dramatic piece involves each of Henry’s queens – Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Kathryn Howard and Katherine Parr – returning to haunt the King in his dreams as an old man.

The song is performed in rounds with each successive wife singing a verse in turn, until all six verses are gradually layered on top of each other to create a spine-tingling six-part harmony. The song is the perfect performance piece for six female soloists, or can be sung by six sections of a female choir.

Watch a video of the piece being performed here – and look out for the costume ideas!

What you get

When you purchase The Six Wives’ Song / Henry’s Nightmare, you will receive the following files to download:
1) The full vocal and instrumental track (MP3)
2) The full backing track (MP3)
3) The lyrics (PDF)
4) The vocal and instrumental score (PDF)
5) A performance licence to perform the song up to 5 times (PDF). (A separate licence can be purchased for additional performances).

  • Full vocal and instrumental track MP3
  • Full backing track MP3
  • Lyrics PDF
  • Vocal and instrumental score PDF
  • Performance licence 5 performances