Saturday, 9 June 2018

Suite: "Henry V" at the Globe Playhouse

Blogger Ref  https://www.youtube.com/Searle8




The following extracts come from the Henry V film of 1944 with music composed by William Walton............




"...................Overture - The Globe Playhouse: Springing from expectant stillness, fanfares, drumming and vigorous, lusciously scored dancing with bags of “period” harmonies conjure the cheerful crowds rowdily assembling for the performance...." 
http://www.musicweb-international.com/Programme_Notes/walton_henryv.htm




In Extract One we hear near the end a Renaissance Concert sounding like a Renaissance Concert at the Globe Playhouse. The players can actually be seen.





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOQozTk5Gj0&t=1s




In Extract Two we hear near the beginning of the same piece above..but using "modern" orchestration...




 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOCMvfLjmVM





For those interested there is a page on this blog on which Walton's used the Agincourt Carol as a basis for "his composition."




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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Early Music and New Music



Blogger Ref  https://www.youtube.com/Searle8


Lucie Skeaping talks to Radio 3's embedded composer Matthew Kaner, New York-based composer Caroline Shaw and viola da gamba player Liam Byrne about how early music pieces and performance practice influence their styles as contemporary composers and performers.


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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Miroque

A Treasury of Early Music  https://www.youtube.com








https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGz66gRPmsq0ttIrWSdZXmWeu8x8-owYj








https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miroque German version at present, but there should be a translation button somewhere which has played up in the bloggers case!































Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Art of Love: Music of Machaut







Art of Love: Music of Machaut




The above features songs of the 14th century drenched in Brazilian, African, and Jazz sounds...Robert Sadin conceived this unique album






























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































The Mary Queen of Scott's Film/1971

It appears that following film which I saw years ago as a child drew some of its inspiration from Early Music. RS/Blogger https:/...