Machaut revisited; NEEMF Renaissance Winds

Those of you who were disappointed that Lizzie Gutteridge’s workshop, “Machaut and the Magic of the Medieval,” had to be cancelled may be interested to know that she will be running the same workshop for our sister organisation NEEMF, the NorthEast Early Music Forum. A booking form for this workshop will accompany the next newsletter.

NEEMF have also let us know about a workshop for loud and soft Renaissance wind instruments to be led by Tim Bayley.  ‘Music for an Archduke’ will take place on Saturday 25th Jan 2020, so there really is no time to lose if you want to book a place.  Download the booking form for this workshop.  The workshop will be held at:

Clements Hall,
Nunthorpe Road,
York YO23 1BW

The Regensburg manuscript was compiled in the 1580s for Archduke Karl 11 of Inner Austria at Graz, by court musician Nicholas Rekh. The royal trumpeters had access to a wide range of wind and brass instruments owned by the court, including sackbuts, cornets, shawms, crumhorns, dulcians, and Rekh produced part books of religious music by many leading composers of the time, (Lassus, Striggio, Andrea Gabrieli, Wert, as well as several lesser known musicians) giving precise instrumentation.

The workshop will explore some of the larger scale works in eight and ten parts, creating a variety of contrasting bands of loud and soft wind and brass. Suitable for sackbuts, cornets, curtals, windcaps and recorders. Pitch A 440

Tim BayleyTim Bayley has played early wind instruments, hurdy gurdy and harp for many years and was a founder member of the York Waits with whom he has performed since 1977. Tim regularly leads instrumental workshops for the early music forums around the country, and coaches on the week long residential Chalemie course in Oxford. He works as a wind tutor in the York area, conducting a variety of ensembles on a weekly basis as well as holiday youth orchestras with up to fifty players.

THE VENETIANS IN LONDON:

An advance notice for a NWEMF RECORDER PLAYING DAY on the 21 MARCH 2020  tutor  Marion Scott. The venue is the schoolroom Capel Gad in the village of Cilcain CH7 5NW. NE Wales

Fantasias, Pavans and Galliards  

by Jerome and Augustine Bassano 

The Bassano family recorder consort stretched over several generations, originating with employment by Henry VIII in 1539, and continuing to serve successive monarchs, up until the Civil War.

Augustine Bassano came to London with his parents in 1539, at the age of about 13. He worked in the royal court as a recorder player and lutenist, as well as an accomplished composer, until his death in 1604.

Jerome Bassano was born in Barking in 1558, the second generation of his family to become a royal wind player. He worked up until the age of at least 72, being “the ancientest musician the king has.” He died a wealthy property owner in 1635, with several of his 12 children continuing the line.

Marion studied recorder, oboe, baroque oboe and piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has performed and recorded with many of the leading early music specialist orchestras, including English Baroque Soloists with John Eliot Garner, Academy of Ancient Music, English Concert and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. She is a versatile teacher at all levels from beginner to music colleges. She also directs recorder ensembles.

Booking forms will be available shortly

Duo Salon

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Birkenhead Priory
Friday 18th October 19:30-21:00

Duo Salon (Richard MacKenzie & Grace Barton) present a programme of Baroque Music at Birkenhead Priory – to feature 18th- and 17th-century German music by unknown masters such as Weiss, Baron & Reusner, and others TBA.

Richard MacKenzie – http://magnatune.com/artists/richard_mackenzie/

Grace Barton – http://polyphonica.org/about.html

Tickets will be sold on the day, on a first-come, first-served basis:
£5 (Adult)
£3 (Concession: Senior Citizen, Student, Unemployed)
FREE (Aged 18 or under)

Liverpool Early Music Festival

Friday 20th September – The Sixteen- Our 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting The Sixteen’s choral journey over the last 40 years. Our close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrfax performed on our very first recording, alongside music by Wylkynson and Sheppard. These fine examples of English polyphony are juxtaposed with stunning music by Tavener and Eric Whitacre in our 40th anniversary year. https://thesixteen.com/events/the-choral-pilgrimage-2019-liverpool/select-seats/1603/
Saturday 21 September 2019, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Nordic Church and Cultural Centre, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool L1 8HG
Spanish Medieval Song Workshop
Acclaimed medieval group The Telling’s singer Ariane Prüssner will will walk participants through some beautiful and lively Spanish medieval songs. No experience necessary. Plus, if they wish, participants will have the chance to join Ariane and The Telling in a musical number during their performance of Into The Melting Pot the next day.
Tickets: £12 (£8 concs); under 12s: free
Saturday 21 September 2019, 8pm – 9pm
Nordic Church and Cultural Centre, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool L1 8HG
Contemplation
Acclaimed medieval group The Telling presents a candlelit concert of mesmerising medieval music including music by Hildegard of Bingen, chant and troubadour melodies.
Tickets: £14 (£10 concs) includes a glass of wine and the chance to meet the performers
 
Sunday 22 September 2019, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Unitarian Church Hall, Ullet Road, Sefton Park, Liverpool L17 2AA
Into The Melting Pot
Acclaimed medieval group The Telling presents stories of integration, love, cultural heritage & radical intolerance experienced by a community of Jewish, Christian & Muslim women in Spain to a soundtrack of plaintive Sephardic songs & lively medieval Cantigas.
Tickets: £16 (£12 concs)
 
Tuesday 24 September 2019, 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Nordic Church and Cultural Centre, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool L1 8HG
Journey to the New World
Young and vibrant recorder quartet Palisander presents a musical illustration of journeys to the New World by Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh, with music inspired by the sea of the explorer’s native courts performed on historically authentic recorders and music spanning more than 500 years: ranging from Thomas Tallis to Vivaldi to Vaughan Williams.
Tickets: £12 (£8 concs); under 12s: free
 
Friday 27 September 2019, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Nordic Church and Cultural Centre, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool L1 8HG
The Secrets of Andalusia
Up and coming, diverse music group Lux Musicae London presents the story of Flamenco music’s embedded roots in medieval Spanish, Arabic and Sephardic music: an exciting coming together of one of Britain’s most exciting young early music groups, with masters of Flamenco and Arabic oud Ignacio Lusardi and Julian Harris.
Tickets: £16 (£12 concs) includes a glass of wine

Sing Byrd

The William Byrd Singers
Sale United Reformed Church, Montague Road, Sale M33 3BU 10am-4.30pm
Sing Joyfully! Come and sing Byrd with The Byrds
We shall explore a selection of sacred and secular music by William Byrd, including his beautiful Mass for Five Voices
Tickets: Adults £20; Full-time students under 25 £5 – both including music hire.
Registration form: http://williambyrdsingers.org.uk/gallery/sing%20joyfully%202019.pdf 
or pay online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sing-joyfully-come-and-sing-byrd-with-the-byrds-tickets-62972704053