Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor: Music of England’s Golden Age
March 6, 2016
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
650 East Pleasant St., Amherst MA
Queen Elizabeth I’s reign from 1558-1603 saw a time of relative peace, numerous voyages of discovery, triumph over the Spanish Armada, and an outpouring of music, poetry and plays. In this program, we’ll present restorations of works from the Cambridge Consort Books of 1595, dramatic music of the Elizabethan theater, and songs of city life and maritime adventure. Includes virtuosic instrumental works by Hume, Morley, and Ravenscroft, consort songs of Dowland and Byrd, and choice selections from the English Dancing Master.
This event is free and open to the public!