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Sat, 23 Apr


Denis Arnold Music Hall, Oxford

Dowland Youth Works at Viola de Gamba Society

Recital of William Lawes songs and dialogues: Dowland Youth Works, directed by Laurence Williams (bass), with Rachel Dawson (soprano) Fabian Tindale Geere (Bass) and accompanied by Jonatan Bougt (theorbo).

Time & Location

23 Apr 2022, 11:00 – 18:00

Denis Arnold Music Hall, Oxford, City Centre, Oxford OX1 1DB, UK

About the event

Saturday 23 April 2022, at the Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, Oxford. Lawes, Lutes and Viols. Joint meeting with the Lute Society 11:00 Arrival and coffee. 11:30 Lynda Sayce: Lawes and the use of lutes in his music. Lynda will be talking about the various aspects of the lute and theorbo family in the music of William and Henry Lawes. 12:30 Matthew Spring: The songs from the shows. Marking Shakespeare's birthday, Matthew Spring presents his new edition of John Wilson’s settings of songs from the plays of Shakespeare and Fletcher, with performances by Matthew and singers. 13:00 Lunch 14:30 David Pinto: ‘Lawes Bros. Inc.’: How will the firm develop? A discussion on the development of Lawes scholarship in recent years. Having written a book on William Lawes, as well as countless editions and booklet notes to his name, David reflects on the impact the brothers Lawes have had on the early music scene, and offers one or two new insights on their background. 15:30 Mini-recital of William Lawes songs and dialogues Dowland Youth Works, directed by Laurence Williams (bass), with Rachel Dawson (soprano) Fabian Tindale Geere (Bass) and Jonatan Bougt (theorbo). 16:00 Tea 16:30 Concert: The Royall Consorts Music around the royal household, exploring courtly masques, airs, consort music and solos by William Lawes and composers working alongside him. with Lynda Sayce and Matthew Spring, theorbos Jacob Garside, Sarah Small, Matthew Farrell and Ibrahim Aziz, viols Tickets are £15.00 on the door. The concert lasts approx. 60 minutes. Please note: the access guide to the Music Faculty containing details such as parking and wheelchair access can be read here:

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