Part of the programme at the London International Festival of Early Music from 9-12 Nov
The Road to Venice
Music from Renaissance England and Italy
Eric Moulder (Director) Renaissance reeds, recorders, early bagpipes
Jude Rees Renaissance reeds, recorders, early bagpipes
David Jarratt-Knock Cornetto, Renaissance reeds, recorders, early bagpipes, Renaissance guitar
Tony Millyard Hurdy gurdy, Renaissance reeds, recorders, early bagpipes
Jane Moulder Renaissance reeds, recorders, early bagpipes
Kate Moran violin, Renaissance reeds, recorders
Mary Mohan viol, recorders, early bagpipes, percussion
PIVA’s programme, developed especially for LIFEM, ‘The Road to Venice’, is a reflection of popular English and Italian music of the late 16th century. Playing both loud and soft winds, bagpipes and strings, the programme showcases how Italian musical style was influenced and absorbed by the English. The concert will feature music from a number of English and Italian composers: Augustine Bassano, Anthony Holborne, William Byrd, John Dowland, Giorgio Mainerio, Gasparo Zanetti, Tarquinio Merula, Francesco Corteccia and Fabritio Caroso, amongst others as well as the ever present, ‘Anon’.
PIVA are also particularly honoured to be performing a piece of music which was especially commissioned for them by LIFEM in 2021. Composed by Toby Young, the piece reflects the bustle and vibrancy of the instrument exhibition ‘At the Fair’.
The concert will be presented, as ever, in PIVA’s trademark earthy and robust style and the pieces will be woven together with an entertaining narrative of travellers and courtiers as they reflect on their observations on their experiences in foreign lands.