Thursday 29 April 2021, 20.00 BST
"The Beginning of the World": music from the Marsh lute book (c1590).
One of Britain's leading lutenists with over 100 recordings to her name, Lynda Sayce performs regularly as soloist and continuo player with leading period instrument ensembles worldwide, is principal lutenist with The King's Consort, Ex Cathedra and the Musicians of the Globe, and has broadcast extensively on radio and TV. She is also director of the lute ensemble Chordophony, whose repertory and instrumentarium is based exclusively on her research.
In this concert Lynda performs music from the Marsh lute book. A huge book of over 400 pages and more than 160 pieces, it contains an unusually cosmopolitan repertory, including fantasias by Francesco da Milano and exquisite intabulations by Albert de Rippe, alongside popular tunes and works by Tudor court musicians. Beautifully written, in an astonishingly modern-looking round hand, its contents span genres, decades and countries, and invite us into an Elizabethan colleague’s world.