…The Burwell lute tutor states: "[On] other instruments we sing, but on the lute we speak". That is exactly what Bailes does, and in a very eloquent manner.
Time to listen some ancient music, in this ocassion to the natural heirs of David Munrow & The Early Music Consort: The Broadside Band, extraordinary British band of early music, specializing in early baroque. I advise hear their particular version of "Greensleeves", terrific!
”Division-Musick“ is a term used by Christopher Simpson during the 17th century to describe a typically English improvisatory style of diminution. Musicians generally used short bass melodies called grounds as the basis for intricate and virtuoso diminutions, beginning with simple and slow melodies over a bass melody, and ending with very fast and virtuosic diminutions after a varying number of repetitions of the melody. Both singers and instrumentalists practiced this art of diminution, but the preferred instrument for divisions was the so-called ”division viol“. This CD aims to give some audible insight into English virtuosity in the Baroque era.
András Kecskés, I've very fond memories of my early knowledge of the lute. I find it very correct in the execution, inspired at times.
This album contains Christmas-related songs of old Transylvanian collections, like Cantionale Catholicum (1676) or Kájoni Codex (1634-1671)….
Thomas Pietsch (Baroqueviolin) & Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord / Organ)
unites two well known experts of Early Music who since years successfully perform on international stages and who recorded continuously. Outstanding quality of their interpretations which show a wide research of sources are masterly skills, true play within the style and precision…