31 July – 12 August 2016
Cambridge Early Music’s 2016 Summer Schools Showcase will run between Sunday 31 July – Friday 12 August. Join us as we explore the riches of Spanish Baroque and Renaissance music.
THE PARLEY OF INSTRUMENTS
The Neapolitan violinist Nicola Matteis comes to London with Spanish and Neapolitan music in his luggage. The English viol player Henry Butler travels to Madrid, taking the English consort idiom with him; he inspires Andrea Falconieri in Naples to dedicate an English-style piece to him. Nicolaus á Kempis and Philipp van Wichel revel in the musical melting pot of the Spanish Netherlands. And everyone takes up toe-tapping Spanish tunes such as the Chacona and La Folia - the Spanish Folly.
4.00pm Sunday 31 July 2016, Little St Mary's Church, CB2 1QG
THE PARLEY OF INSTRUMENTS with Philippa Hyde
Father & Son, The Worlds of Alessandro & Domenico Scarlatti
Alessandro Scarlatti worked in Naples for much of his career, while his son Domenico spent most of his life in Portugal and Spain. This concert illuminates their rich musical worlds by contrasting their sensuous settings of the Salve Regina and their colourful sinfonias, scored for recorder, oboe and strings.
8.00pm Wednesday 3 August 2016, Jesus College Chapel, CB5 8BL
STUDENTS OF OUR 2016 BAROQUE SUMMER SCHOOL
7.30pm Saturday 6 August 2016, Jesus College Chapel, CB5 8BL
PHILIP THORBY & FRIENDS
Musica en Nuestros Tiempos
Join us for a programme of fireworks for viol, recorder and curtal featuring music by two virtuosos of their time: Diego Ortiz and Bartolomeo de Selma y Salverde. Selma wrote music in a broadly Italian style, but with unmistakeable Spanish characteristics. Although his music is in the new baroque style, he still wrote divisions on earlier vocal pieces (by composers such as Lassus and Palestrina) alongside modern canzonas, fantasias and sonatas.
4.00pm Sunday 7 August 2016, Jesus College Chapel, CB5 8BL
THE INTREPID ACADEMY with Jennie Cassidy
This programme uses viol consort, vihuela, lute and guitar both in instrumental works in music from the late fifteenth-century Palace Song-book of Ferdinand and Isabella, and later songbooks. Texts range from bawdy villançicos to David’s lament for Absalom – all infused with the passion and occasional darkness of renaissance Spain.
8.00pm Wednesday 10 August 2016, Jesus College Chapel, CB5 8BL
STUDENTS OF OUR 2016 RENAISSANCE SUMMER SCHOOL
7.30pm Friday 12 August 2016, Jesus College Chapel, CB5 8BL
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