Friday, 16th November 2018: 6pm
Musica TeutschInstrumental music from the Germanic lands of the early 16th centuryOne of the most striking aspects of German music of the early 16th century is the huge number of extant sources of both hand-written and printed manuscripts. From its inception at the start of the century in Venice, with the exquisitely executed moveable type prints of Ottaviano Petrucci, music printing exploded in the Germanic lands, where the radical thinking of Luther and the reformists demanded the mass production of pamphlets, resulting in a rapid increase of the numbers of printing houses. In fact, this corpus of surviving sources probably represents only a small fraction of what was produced at the time. We have, in all likelihood, lost more German sources from this period than from any other time or place in the early modern era.Playing on reproductions of the earliest surviving viol, the Linarol Consort of Viols will guide the audience through this enchanting repertoire, with works by Josquin, Isaac, Senfl, de la Rue and many more.
Sunday, 29th April 2018: 3pm
Old St Martin’s Church, Cornmarket, Worcester WR1 2PN
with MATTHEW POCHIN tenor
“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Music from a hitherto unpublished manuscript in Vienna, newly edited by David Hatcher.