Rosewood Consort will perform Medieval Music at the Concession Street Library, 565 Concession St, Hamilton on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 2 pm, and at Turner Park Library, 352 Rymal Rd East, on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 7 pm.
Imagine yourself going back in time to the 15th century–without the discomfort. We will entertain you with recorders and viola da gamba. You may even fall in love with this music the way we have.
The following are only a few of the pieces we’ll play for you: We start off with “Alle Psallite”, a joyous motet, praising God with a full and devoted heart, composed around 1250. “Alleluia Psallat”, composed around 1400. “Deo Gracias Anglia”, composed to celebrate Britain’s victory after the battle of Agincourt, C.1415. John Dunstable’s lovely “Quam Pulchra Es, How Beautiful You Are, “Sumer is Icumen In”, then a version of “Or Est Baiars” by Adam de la Halle C1245-1300, “La Tricotea sa Martin”, “Ecco la Primavera Ballata” by Francesco Landini, and “Cinc, un, treze” by Guillaume de Machaut C1300-1377, and a 14th Century Carol “Angelus ad virginem”.