Screen Shot 2018-02-23 at 10.23.51 copyDavid Hatcher   Asako Morikawa   Alison Kinder   Claire Horáček


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David Hatcher   Asako Morikawa   Alison Kinder   Claire Horáček

The Linarol Consort of Renaissance Viols draws together players who are leading exponents of the viol as both a consort and solo instrument, and focuses uniquely on their love of the instrument’s very earliest sound and repertoire.

The Consort takes its name from the maker of the original viol on which the instruments they play are modelled: all are copies of one surviving viol by the Venetian maker Francesco Linarol, who was active throughout the 16th century and currently displayed in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. David has worked closely with viol maker Richard Jones, who will shortly complete his 100th copy of the Linarol viol, to recreate two sets of viols: a “high” consort of treble, two tenors and a bass, and a “low” consort, pitched a fourth lower, comprising a tenor, two basses and a “great” bass.

Link to the Linarol Consort playing Cipriano de Rore’s classic madrigal, Ancor che col partire

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Sunday, 29th April 2018:  3pm 

Old St Martin’s Church, Cornmarket, Worcester WR1 2PN

Worcester Early Music Festival


“Will niemand singen?” Will no one sing? Songs and consort music of the court of Maximilian I

Music from a hitherto unpublished manuscript in Vienna, newly edited by David Hatcher.

The manuscript, from the collection of the prominent banking family of Jacob Fugger, is the largest single collection of the works of court composer Ludwig Senfl, in addition to numerous pieces by Heinrich Isaac, Alexnder Agricola, Pierre de la Rue and Josquin Des Prez. Playing copies of the oldest surviving viol, made by Francesco Linarol and dating from exactly the same period as the manuscript, the Linarol Consort with Matthew Pochin will explore the rich and diverse repertoire of German song contained in this remarkable collection.

Tickets from Worcester Early Music Festival

Thursday, 19th April: 7.30pm

St Michael’s Church, Discoed, Presteigne, LD8 2NW


David Hatcher has been editing a manuscript of German music held by the National Library of Austria. Compiled in about 1535 it was associated with the court of the Emperor Maximilian I, one of the greatest Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire and still regarded as something of a national hero by many in the German-speaking lands. This is the first complete modern edition of the manuscript, a collection of 86 pieces consisting of small-scale, domestic songs and instrumental pieces by some of the great composers of the age, including Josquin, Isaac and Senfl. Fourteen of them are texted songs.

The concert is supported by the Arts Council of Wales and Border Marches Early Music Forum

Tickets £15 to Include a drink (£5 for full time students of any age)
available from DiscoedEarlyMusic@BTConnect.com.

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Please contact info@linarolconsort.com


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