Premiere: Friday 16 July 7.00pm
On sale until: Friday 6 August 5.00pm
View on demand until: Friday 13 August 5.00pm
£10.00 (£60.00 Festival Pass)
Ibrahim Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Andrew Kerr, Roy Marks viols
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, including pieces by Gombert, Clemens and Lassus, rubbing shoulders with consorts by native composers such as Tallis, Parsons and Byrd.
'beguiling: the Rose Consort is rightly well established as one of the world's premiere ensembles of it's type' Fanfare