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Rose Consort of Viols
Rose Consort of Viols
  • Event 3: Flights of Fancy
  • Saturday 4 July 1.00pm
    Rose Consort of Viols
    £20.00 (£18.00 concessions | £6.00 under 35)
    Venue: NCEM

    Ibrahim Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum Andrew Kerr, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland viols

    Flights of Fancy

    No lyrics? No dance steps? Then you are free to let your imagination run riot, to create a fantasy that can plumb the depths of melancholy or leap for joy. But even a flight of fancy needs a shape, so composers from Byrd to Purcell devised cunningly concealed musical girders on which their viol fantasias could flourish – a plainsong melody perhaps, or even (as in Purcell’s case) just a single note…

    beguiling: the Rose Consort is rightly well established as one of the world’s premiere ensembles of its type’ Fanfare

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