The English poet Robert Graves once said, “There’s no money in poetry, but there’s no poetry in money.”
This week on Harmonia, we continue our 3-part celebration of the British-based viol consort Fretwork.
Phantasm plays John Ward's four part viol fantasies. Plus, Ward's verse anthems with the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford.
Music from a composer called the "Father of Musick."
We’re exploring some of the oldest musical centers of London.
We’re solving an antiphon mystery: Why are there so many pieces titled “In nomine”? We’ll find out why, as well as explore the origins of the sackbut.
Byrd's complete music for viol consort recorded recently by the ensemble Phantasm.