Filming Ancor che col partire

At the end of our busy day posing with Mr P we went to RGS Worcester where Michael Hamilton captured us playing Cipriano de Rore’s classic madrigal, Ancor che col partire. Mr P came with us and took a selection of action shots. Please have a look at the video either on Mike's Vimeo page or on YouTube   [...]

Photos with Mr P on a cold February day

It's hard to believe how cold it was on that day in February when Mr Anthony Pearson, aka Dank Spangle  did our first Linarol Consort photoshoot.  Wrapped in coats, scarves, hats and gloves we posed on Worcester Racecourse. Mr P dared us not to move for his signature stereographic shots by his favourite tree. For more [...]

Consort Music from the Court of Maximilian I (Vienna Ms. 18 810)

David's edition of the 86 piece manuscript of consort music by leading 16th century composers such as Senfl, Isaac, Josquin and Pierre de la Rue has recently been published. It is available from Jacks, Pipes and Hammers (contact, tel.01422 882751) or directly from David via The edition's publication coincided with the Linarol Consort's two [...]

The Linarol tenor SAM66

Some musings by David about the origins of the instruments. The Linarol Consort came into existence in order to explore the soundscape of a unique viol. Known by the dry, curatorial “SAM66”, this remarkable instrument, a tenor viol made in Venice in about 1540, is the sole surviving viol of the great Venetian luthier Francesco [...]