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

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

    Parthenia: Music for Virginals Ep. 4a - Louise Hung - Orlando Gibbons’ Fantasia of Foure Parts

    Parthenia: Music for Virginals Ep. 4a - Louise Hung - Orlando Gibbons’ Fantasia of Foure Parts

    Louise Hung plays Orlando Gibbons' Galiardo Fantasia of Foure Parts from 'Parthenia or the Maydenhead of the first musicke that ever was printed for the Virginalls (in England at least), composed by three famous masters: William Byrd, Dr. John Bull and Orlando Gibbons' was probably printed in 1613. Audio production by Matthew Antal. 

    • 6 min
    Parthenia: Music for Virginals Ep. 4 - Louise Hung on Tuning and Temperament - Orlando Gibbons’ Fantazia in Four Parts

    Parthenia: Music for Virginals Ep. 4 - Louise Hung on Tuning and Temperament - Orlando Gibbons’ Fantazia in Four Parts

    'Parthenia or the Maydenhead of the first musicke that ever was printed for the Virginalls (in England at least), composed by three famous masters: William Byrd, Dr. John Bull and Orlando Gibbons' was probably printed in 1613 probably as part of the celebrations for a royal wedding. MIO's Artistic Director John Edwards talks to keyboardist Louise Hung about pitch and temperament - how early keyboards were not tuned the same way a modern piano is. We then hear Louise Hung perform Gibbons' Fantazia in Four Parts. 

    • 35 min
    Parthenia: Music for Virginals Ep. 3a - Louise Hung - John Bull’s Pavana and Orlando Gibbons’ Galiardo and The Queenes Command

    Parthenia: Music for Virginals Ep. 3a - Louise Hung - John Bull’s Pavana and Orlando Gibbons’ Galiardo and The Queenes Command

    Louise Hung plays John Bull's Pavana and Orlando Gibbons' Galiardo and The Queenes Command from 'Parthenia or the Maydenhead of the first musicke that ever was printed for the Virginalls (in England at least), composed by three famous masters: William Byrd, Dr. John Bull and Orlando Gibbons' was probably printed in 1613. Audio production by Matthew Antal. 

    • 8 min
    Parthenia: Music for Virginals Ep. 3 - Deanne Williams - John Bull’s Pavan and Orlando Gibbons’ Galiardo and The Queen’s Command

    Parthenia: Music for Virginals Ep. 3 - Deanne Williams - John Bull’s Pavan and Orlando Gibbons’ Galiardo and The Queen’s Command

    'Parthenia or the Maydenhead of the first musicke that ever was printed for the Virginalls (in England at least), composed by three famous masters: William Byrd, Dr. John Bull and Orlando Gibbons' was probably printed in 1613 probably as part of the celebrations for a royal wedding. MIO's Artistic Director John Edwards talks to Prof. Deanne Williams about the plays by Shakespeare, Beaumont and Fletcher and others, and masque performances during the run up to the marriage of Frederick, Count Palatine and Elizabeth Stuart. We then hear Louise Hung perform music by Bull and Gibbons from the book. 

    • 35 min
    Parthenia: Music for Virginals Ep. 2a - Louise Hung - William Byrd’s Pavana Earle of Salisbury and Galiardo Secundo

    Parthenia: Music for Virginals Ep. 2a - Louise Hung - William Byrd’s Pavana Earle of Salisbury and Galiardo Secundo

    Louise Hung plays William Byrd's Earl of Salisbury’s Pavan and Galiardo Secundo from 'Parthenia or the Maydenhead of the first musicke that ever was printed for the Virginalls (in England at least), composed by three famous masters: William Byrd, Dr. John Bull and Orlando Gibbons' was probably printed in 1613. Audio production by Matthew Antal. 

    • 4 min
    Parthenia: Music for Virginals Ep. 2 - Louise Hung and John Edwards on The Earl of Salisbury - William Byrd’s Earl of Salisbury’s Pavan and Galiardo Secundo

    Parthenia: Music for Virginals Ep. 2 - Louise Hung and John Edwards on The Earl of Salisbury - William Byrd’s Earl of Salisbury’s Pavan and Galiardo Secundo

    'Parthenia or the Maydenhead of the first musicke that ever was printed for the Virginalls (in England at least), composed by three famous masters: William Byrd, Dr. John Bull and Orlando Gibbons' was probably printed in 1613. As the chief counsellor in the last years of Queen Elizabeth I’s reign and the first years of James I’s, Robert Cecil, the Earl of Salisbury was at the centre of a web of political patronage, artistic patronage, and a web of spies that seems to have included musicians. John Edwards and Louise Hung talk about Salisbury’s patronage of the arts, especially the art of music, his musical instrument collection and his collection of musicians. At the end of the chat you’ll hear Louise play William Byrd’s Pavana Earl of Salisbury and Galiardo secundo from Parthenia. Further reading: Patronage, Culture and Power: The Early Cecils ed. Pauline Croft and John Dowland by Diana Poulton.

    • 37 min

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