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Friday 15 July 7.30pm Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, Fossgate, York


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    EVENT 24

    Friday 15 July 7.30pm Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, Fossgate
    Unreserved seating £25.00 (concessions £23.00, students £5.00)
    Booking Fee: There is a £1.50 transaction fee per booking

    The City Musick
    directed by William Lyons

    David Miller lute Emilia Benjamin treble viol, bass viol William Lyons flute, recorder
    Liam Byrne bass viol Jacob Heringman cittern, lute Arngeir Hauksson bandora, lute
    Victoria Couper voice

    Silver Sounds and Moody Food
    Music for Six Severall Instruments

    Late in the 16th century the English or ‘Broken’ Consort of instruments began to excite musical palates both home and abroad. Extremely popular as the bespoke band for theatre and masque, this versatile mixed ensemble of flute, lute, cittern, bandora, treble and bass viols had a unique sound, combining the sustained sound of wind and bowed strings with the resonance of metal- and gut-strung pluckery. This concert examines the music for private playhouse and public theatre that the Consort would have played, with songs and instrumental music from the plays of Shakespeare, Marston, Dekker, Jonson and their contemporaries. Collections by Morley, Rosseter and Matthew Holmes provide the ensemble music, interspersed with songs to the viols and lutes, and instrumental solos.

    “the music was outstanding” The Daily Telegraph


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