BLESSED ECHOES

 

 

 

Forgotten music presents us with a particular kind of enigma. "Blessed Echoes" is the distant resonance of a bygone era, and a tribute to a great English musical tradition that appeared at the end of the 16th century: The Lute Song, a secular repertoire intended to be performed by amateur musicians. Officially, the first collection which presents this type of work was composed by John Dowland and published in London in 1597, towards the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.  Blessed Echoes is a research project. For this programme, Près de votre oreille has collected dozens of Lute Song scores. Our research is focused on Lute Songs composed for four voices composed by John Danyel, Francis Pilkington, John Bartlet, Robert Jones, Thomas Campion, Michael Cavendish, Alfonso Ferrabosco II and John Dowland. As a sequel to the Come Sorrow programme, Près de votre oreille seeks to further its research into Elizabethan vocal music and offers you the opportunity to discover Songs composed for four singers, which will be accompanied by two gamba viols, a lute and a virginal. In the intimate and majestic setting of this group of eight musicians, we will introduce you to other masterpieces of Elizabethan and post-Elizabethan Song.

MARION MARTINEAU - VIOLA DA GAMBA

ROBIN PHARO - VIOLA DA GAMBA & DIRECTION

RONAN KHALIL - VIRGINAL

THIBAUT ROUSSEL - LUTE

PERFORMERS - CONCERTS

4 singers  [Mezzo soprano, Counter Tenor, Tenor, Bass] + 4 instruments [2 gamba viols + 1 Lute + 1 virginal]

ANAÏS BERTRAND - MEZZO SOPRANO

PAUL FIGUIER - COUNTER TENOR

MARTIAL PAULIAT - TENOR

NICOLAS BROOYMANS - BASS

17 - 21/02/20   Residency, Cité de la Voix, Vézelay, France

       23/02/20   Concert, elizabethan theatre in Hardelot, France

       24/07/20   Concert, Saintes Festival, France