Named the “Father of Musick” by the King of England, William Lawes (1602-1645) stands as one of the most inventive English composers of the 17th century. For this concert we are thrilled to be joining the brilliant ARIA-nominated baroque ensemble Latitude 37 to present some of Lawes’ most exquisite and yet rarely performed works in this concert of Lawes’ Harp Consorts.
Featuring a unique combination of harp, bass viol, violin and theorbo, Lawes’ works for this blend of instruments results a wonderful musical interplay between these unusual instruments. The two plucked and two bowed instruments together create a special soundscape, with each instrument having its own independent part in a delicately balanced texture.
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