York Early Music Festival Event 3

Friday 7 July 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Central Reserved Seating: £36.00 (£34.00 concessions)
Side Reserved Seating: £30.00 (£28.00 concessions)
Venue: Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall

director William Lyons

The Count and The Duke: A Renaissance Big Band

With a band of 20 musicians, The City Musick presents a homage to the iconic recordings made by David Munrow in the 1970s, but with a modern twist. The band brings together consorts of recorders, strings, shawms, crumhorns, racketts, dulcians, bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, cornetts, sackbuts, keyboards, lutes and percussion to create a remarkable gathering of period instruments that delights in the joy and richness of Renaissance instrumental sounds and dance styles, from sombre almains and pavans to the effervescence of bransles, galliards and ciacconas, all arranged from the publications of Arbeau, Susato, Praetorius, Holborne and others.

Precise … always characterful, The City Musick wear their historical knowledge and skill lightly enough to appeal well beyond a specialist audience … it’s even more fun live.” Gramophone

Please note there is a £1.50 administration fee per transaction

Event Date: 07/07/2023 7:00 pm

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