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‘Spirits of the Ayre’. Seventeenth Century Music Concert
Saturday 13th July
Seventeenth Century Music Concert
All Saints Church, Huntingdon.
7.30pm – 9.30pm
Musical developments in sixteenth and seventeenth century England were very different from those on the continent, and they produced a very special, very English tradition of music. Musicians were encouraged and supported by noble patrons; one or two had the patronage and the protection of the crown. A relatively small group of composers created a new and refreshing type of music, both spiritual and sensual.
In a costumed performance and singing and playing from their own transcriptions of original editions, ‘Spirits of the Ayre’ bring back to life some of the forgotten music of the renaissance and early baroque periods.