Gaudete! A programme chock full of traditional seasonal fare, sung and played on equally traditional, period instruments.
Karen Jones (Soprano) with Simon Pickard, Fenella Spiers, Rachel Tedd, Mark Venn Instruments include:
recorders, flutes, gemshorns, curtals, shawm, three different sets of period bagpipes, crumhorns, cornamuse, sordunes, a Mary Rose pipe, and a rebec.
The programme is a mix of folk and traditional, where it can be very difficult to give an exact date of origin, with sixteenth/seventeenth century ‘literate’ music, some of it in polyphony. We range over English, German, Flemish, Italian, and Spanish pieces – and, of course, Ding dong Merrily started life as a French dance.