Simon Dorrell, from Way of the Wilderness Lent 2014


The Linarol Consort of Viols with Matthew Pochin

Thursday 19th April at 7.30pm

A Discoed Early Music, BMEMF Border Marches Early Music Forum and Early Music in the Marches event

In recent years, David Hatcher has been editing a manuscript of German music held by the National Library of Austria. Compiled in about 1535 it was associated with the court of the Emperor Maximilian I, one of the greatest Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire and still regarded as something of a national hero by many in the German-speaking lands. This is the first complete modern edition of the manuscript, a collection of 86 pieces consisting of small-scale, domestic songs and instrumental pieces by some of the great composers of the age, including Josquin, Isaac and Senfl. Fourteen of them are texted songs.

The Linarol Consort (David Hatcher, Asako Morikawa, Alison Kinder and Claire Horacek) plays on copies of the earliest surviving viol, made by Francesco Linarol in around 1540 and now displayed in Vienna. The consort is delighted to be joined by tenor, Matthew Pochin, in an exploration of highlights of the collection.

Tickets £15 to Include a drink (£5 for full time students of any age)
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The concert is supported by the Arts Council of Wales and Border Marches Early Music Forum

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