March 20, 2021
Concert VIII: Musick of England
There is no sweeter sound in the world than a consort of viols playing in perfect harmony. This program will be no exception. The compositions by Hume, Byrd, Gibbons, Purcell, and more, will showcase the viol in a similar manner it was enjoyed by Queen Elizabeth, King James II, and many a player in their own homes. Although the viol consort was extremely common in 16th-century England, its popularity declined in the 17th century. Enjoy the sonorous melodies and delicate tone of these lovely, angelic instruments.
T. Hume, Selections from his publications
W. Byrd, The Queen’s Alman
O. Gibbons, Fantasies for 3 viols
H. Purcell, Fantasies for 4 viols
Julie Elhard, Maryne Mossey, and Henry Beimers, violas da gamba
La Grande Bande’s Spring 2021 Season is made possible by a grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council and by the generous Regular and Sustaining Contributions from you. Thank you for your continued support!
Event image: Antonio Verrio, The Sea Triumph of Charles II (c. 1674). Royal Collection Trust