Saturday, 9 June 2018

Suite: "Henry V" at the Globe Playhouse

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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...."

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.

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

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

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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


A Treasury of Early Music 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:/...