Musica Transalpina: The Italian Influence on English Music in the Elizabethan Age

Aug 10 2014
Aug 16 2014


Sidney Sussex College
Sidney Street
Cambridge, CB2 3HU
United Kingdom
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Philip Thorby, David Hatcher, Emma Murphy, Frances Eustace, Lynda Sayce

When Henry VIII sent his agents to Venice to engage for his court the best wind and viol players Europe had to offer, the stage was set for English music to be transformed. Madrigal, fantasia, pavan, galliard – the music at Queen Elizabeth’s court took Italian music to its heart, and blended it with the inherited glories of earlier English music, to produce one of the richest and most evocative repertoires in musical history. Our course reflects both elements – the Tudor heritage of choral music, including Tallis’s Spem in alium, alongside instrumental music influenced by the Bassano and Lupo dynasties, introduced to the English court by Elizabeth’s father. Each day of the course is divided between sectional rehearsals and ensembles, both large and small. The tutors offer coaching and workshops on all aspects of renaissance ensemble performance. The course is designed for confident singers, and from players of renaissance instruments at A=440 including viols, lutes, recorders, renaissance flutes, reeds, cornetts and sackbuts.
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Selene Mills
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