‘There are precious few ensembles working in the particular repertorial field which The Linarol Consort has made their own. Their masterful programming, commitment to scholarship and outstanding musicianship makes them one of our most valuable early music ensembles.’Dr Edward Wickham, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge
Our debut CD La La Hö Hö is now out on Inventa from Resonus “The performances on this disc are outstanding, and the soundworld is seductive and delightful.” For the full review from Planet Hugill click here
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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.
Check out David’s blog post La Nouvelle Musique which will give you fascinating insight into the concert’s programme.
Consort music minus one – a project for these distracted times
We’re all missing viol consort playing but David has come up with an ingenious idea. Have a look at his ever-expanding catalogue here. For a small fee you can download scores, complete performance tracks and minus one tracks. For more information see below, visit David’s website or email him directly to order.
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Josquin 500 Festival
We are pleased to announce that this summer we will be hosting a celebration of the music of Josquin des Prez ‘Master of the notes’.
The festival will take place in August and September 2021 with live and streamed events. The first concert will be broadcast on the 500th anniversary of his death, August 27th, with the subsequent concerts and associated events taking place throughout September.
In our exploration of the exquisite sound world of Josquin, playing on viols of the early 16th century, will be joined by acclaimed musical friends in a series of events marking this very special anniversary.