24 episodes

The historical and cultural context of music of the Renaissance at home, in court, in Shakespeare's theatre and beyond.

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    • Music History
    • 4.7, 15 Ratings

The historical and cultural context of music of the Renaissance at home, in court, in Shakespeare's theatre and beyond.

    John Come Kiss Me Now and Johnny Cock Thy Beaver from The Division Violin

    John Come Kiss Me Now and Johnny Cock Thy Beaver from The Division Violin

    Christopher Verrette, violin, plays divisions by Davis Mell on John Come Kiss Me Now and anonymous divisions on Johnny Cock Thy Beaver from Playford's The Division Violin accompanied by The Musicians In Ordinary Renaissance Violin Band: Matt Antal, Brandon Chui, Sheila Smyth, violas, Laura Jones, bass violin and John Edwards, lute. 

    • 3 min
    Masque and Theatre Podcasts-Deanne Williams-John Come Kiss Me Now-Johnny Cock Thy Beaver

    Masque and Theatre Podcasts-Deanne Williams-John Come Kiss Me Now-Johnny Cock Thy Beaver

    Deanne Williams and John Edwards discuss John Milton's Comus, The Lady, Alice Egerton, her experience and her exemplars as a performer. The Musicians In Ordinary Renaissance Violin Band (Matt Antal, Brandon Chui & Sheila Smyth, violas, Laura Jones, bass violin, John Edwards, lute, led by Christopher Verrette, violin) plays Davis Mell's divisions on John Come Kiss Me Now and the anonymous Johnny Cock Thy Beaver. 

    • 27 min
    Antiq Masque-First Witches' Dance-Second Witches' Dance

    Antiq Masque-First Witches' Dance-Second Witches' Dance

    The Musicians In Ordinary Renaissance Violin Band plays Antiq Masque by John Coprario, and the Robert Johnson's First Witches' Dance and Second Witches Dance from The Masque of Queens by Ben Jonson, probably revived in Middleton's The Witch and Shakespeare's Macbeth. The MIO Violin Band is Matt Antal, Brandon Chui, Sheila Smyth, violas, Laura Jones, bass violin, John Edwards, lute, led by Christopher Verrette, violin. 

    • 3 min
    Masque and Theatre Podcasts-Natalia Khomenko-VK Preston-Antiq Masque-1st Witches Dance-2nd Witches Dance

    Masque and Theatre Podcasts-Natalia Khomenko-VK Preston-Antiq Masque-1st Witches Dance-2nd Witches Dance

    Dr. Natalia Khomenko, Lecturer at York Univ. and VK Preston, Asst. Prof. at Univ. of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies, talk about depictions of witches in 16th and 17th century England and France. The Musicians In Ordinary Renaissance Violin Band (Matt Antal, Brandon Chui & Sheila Smyth, violas, Laura Jones, bass violin, John Edwards, lute, led by Christopher Verrette, violin) plays John Coprario’s Antiq Masque and Robert Johnson’s First & Second Witches’ Dances.

    • 45 min
    The King of Denmark's Galiard-Fairie Round-Deth-Sir Henry Umptons Funerall-Paradizo

    The King of Denmark's Galiard-Fairie Round-Deth-Sir Henry Umptons Funerall-Paradizo

    The Musicians In Ordinary Renaissance Violin Band plays The King of Denmark's Galliard from John Dowland's Lachrimae or Seven Tears, The Fairy Round from Anthony Holborne's Pavans, Galliards etc., Sir Henry Umpton's Funeral (Dowland) and Paradizo, or The Countess of Pembroke's Paradise (Holborne). Special guest Felix Deak, (viola da gamba) plays Deth by Tobias Hume. The MIO Violin Band is Matt Antal, Brandon Chui, Sheila Smyth, violas, Laura Jones, bass violin, John Edwards, lute, led by Christopher Verrette, violin. 

    • 16 min
    Masque and Theatre Podcasts-Tom Bishop & Linda Austern-King of Denmarks Galiard-Fairie Round-Deth-Sir Henry Umptons Funerall-Paradizo

    Masque and Theatre Podcasts-Tom Bishop & Linda Austern-King of Denmarks Galiard-Fairie Round-Deth-Sir Henry Umptons Funerall-Paradizo

    Prof. Tom Bishop (Univ. of Auckland) talks about Shakespeare’s Pericles. Prof. Linda Austern (Northwestern U.) talks about music and medicine in the 17th century. Felix Deak plays Deth by Tobias Hume. The Musicians In Ordinary Renaissance Violin Band (Matt Antal, Brandon Chui & Sheila Smyth, violas, Laura Jones, bass violin, John Edwards, lute, led by Christopher Verrette, violin) plays Dowland’s King of Denmarks Galiard & Sir Henry Umptons Funerall and Holborne’s Fairie Round & Paradizo.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Stratty H ,

insightful!

Hi a please to delve into this world! Insightful and fascinating- with lovely music!

bowedbassgirl ,

Definitiely take a listen!

This is a fascinating glimpse into a little-known aspect of the personal life of the legendary Anne Boleyn. The musical performances really enhance the lively discussion. Highly recommended!

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Anne Boleyn Songbook

Fascinating, with lovely music

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