Fantastic Lute Songs and Where to Hear Them

Monday 3rd February 2020, 8pm
The Deanery, Christ Church, Oxford

At the turn of the 17th Century, the brief explosion in popularity of the English madrigal began to wane and a new genre took the country by storm: the lute song.

This pinnacle of domestic music-making was a perfect marriage of poetry and musical affect far from the frivolous hey-nonny-nonny-ing of the 1590s.

Or maybe it was just business as usual, only with more plucking and better hair.

Join us in the intimate surroundings of the Deanery of Christ Church, Oxford, as we explore this era-defining genre and its impacts on the composers who became obsessed with it some 300 years later.

Featuring music by John Dowland, Thomas Morley, Mary Harvey, Madeleine Dring, Rebecca Clarke, Peter Warlock, and others.

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Please note that, as a historic building, the venue does not meet modern accessibility standards. There is a flight of stairs up to the performance space.

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