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Theatre of the Ayre

Saturday March 16, 2019 at 19:30
St Andrew's and St George's West Church, Edinburgh
£20, concessions £18, student/unwaged £5
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  1. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may - William Lawes
  2. England, once Europe’s envy - John Hilton
  3. Woods, rocks and mountains - Robert Johnson II
  4. Fantasie - Robert Johnson II
  5. Care-charming sleep - Robert Johnson II
  6. Mackbeth - Anonymous
  7. Tis late and cold, stir up the fire - Robert Johnson II
  8. The old humour - Tobias Hume
  9. Qual musico gentil - Nicholas Lanier
  10. Amarilli, mia bella - Giulio Caccini
  11. O that mine eyes could melt into a flood - John Blow
  12. Ho the bonny broom - Anonymous
  13. Catches sacred and profane - John Hilton
  14. Charon! O gentle Charon! - William Lawes
  15. All these lie howling - William Lawes
  16. Almain, ayre, courant - John Jenkins
  17. Amarillis by a spring - Henry Lawes
  18. Colin, say why sitst thou so - Nicholas Lanier
  19. No more shall meads be deck'd with flowers - Nicholas Lanier
  20. Country dance - William Lawes
  21. Mark how the blushful morn - Nicholas Lanier
  22. Lucifero, caelestis olim - Giacomo Carissimi
  23. Victoria mio core - Giacomo Carissimi
  24. When the King enjoys his own again - Anonymous

Theatre of the Ayre - Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass), Elizabeth Kenny (lutes) and Alison McGillivray (viola da gamba and lyra viol)

A quiet revolution: English vocal music during the interregnum

The Civil War destroyed lives, families and the cultural fabric of a nation. But musicians are resourceful, and a few brave souls continued to experiment with vocal and instrumental techniques that, they hoped would come back into service “when the King enjoys his own again” (as one of the decade’s most popular ballads put it). Music by Robert Johnson, Henry and William Lawes, John Hilton, Robert Ramsey and Giulio Caccini.

“The lutenist Elizabeth Kenny and her ensemble 'Theatre of the Ayre' bring their listeners closer to the music they have been playing since the time they were created, in a virtuosic and entertaining way.” Niels Kaiser, HR2

St Andrew's and St George's West Church
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