The 18th century Italian cellist, Antonio Vandini, was like his contemporary, Antonio Vivalidi, also a priest.
These are the topping tooters of the town, and have gowns, silver chains, and salaries, for playing “Lilliburlero” to my Lord Mayor’s horse through the city.
This week on Harmonia, a sampling of renaissance rounds performed by Blue Heron, Kings Singers, Nonesuch Consort, Fretwork, and more.
On this week’s program we’re going to hear medieval English, French, German and Italian equivalents of 'Row row row your boat.' And you’ll be amazed at just how complicated the 'chace' can actually be!
We’re going outside, not into the snow, but to the pastoral, and probably warm, scene of the nativity. Plus, beautiful polyphonic choral music from Renaissance Spain. Join us!