Cincinnati Shakespeare Band an Early music ensemble
The Shakespeare Band
The Shakespeare Band performs on historically accurate reproductions of period instruments, right down to animal gut strings! In addition to published sources, we have a vast collection of handwritten facsimile editions from Shakespeare's time to draw from. Shakespeare alludes to or includes the text of well over one hundred songs in his works. In fact, It was customary in Tudor and Stuart drama to feature at least one song in every play. Music was an integral part of Elizabethan life, and London publishers were constantly producing madrigals, broadside ballads, and consort pieces. The Shakespeare Band is ready to perform authentic period pieces on authentic instruments, re-creating the music as Shakespeare's audience would have heard it
Shakespeare attributed to the lute and viol the power to transport the listener into a state of ecstasy. Throughout the Renaissance the lute, viol, recorder, flute, and guitar's ravishing tones made them the most esteemed and admired of all musical instruments.
Cincinnati Early Music The Skakespeare Band specializes in early music performed on historically accurate instruments -- especially the Renaissance Lute, giving our audiences a chance to not only listen to but to also see instruments they might only have seen in videos and photography. We are also happy to explain them as people are often curious. Our performances are well suited to Museums, libraries, churches, schools feasts, events, entertainment,and private homes. We are from Cincinnati and are happy to travel to your area. Unique Early Chamber music in Cincinnati. Renassaince music group in Cincinnati
Early Music in Cincinnati. The Shakespeare band specializes in Music from Shakespeare's plays and music of the English Renaissance England. We are an Early music group based in Cincinnati, Ohio. we perform at Concerts series, Museums, universities, Libraries, Schools, churches and the occasional tavern and we will travel to your location!
Music of Renaissance England alive and well in the midwest!