Lute songs from Shakespeare's plays and Renaissance England
A very intimate acquaintance of Shakespeare, in fact, his "very intimate friend" was an Irishman named John Dowland. He was the greatest lutenist and lute composer in Europe at the time. In 1599, Richard Barnfield's sonnet, reprinted in Shakespeare's "Passionate Pilgrim," has the following couplet:-- "Dowland to thee is dear, whose heavenly touch Upon the lute doth ravish human sense."
Cincinnati based Duo Soprano- Jackie Stevens and Lute player Tina Gutierrez
The Shakespeare duo Specializes is The music of Shakespeare's time and takes the audience on a journey of lutes songs and Lute solos by John Dowland and original tunes referenced in Shakespearean plays as well as music popular during the English Renaissance. The duo features voice and lute, a combo that was commonly employed in 16th and 17th century England. This is an authentic, delightful doorway into the sounds native to Shakespeare as he wrote his famous works. Add an additional lute player for an amazing trio experience. Based in Cincinnati, we are happy to travel to your area. Below we are playing at the Christ Church Cathedral Chapel in Cincinnati as a trio with Bill Willits. Listen to Dowland's "Now o Now". One of our favorites.
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!
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