Mon 1 Jan 0001 - Sat 9 Mar 2019, music
Few other ensembles can match the range of Fretwork’s repertory, spanning as it does the first printed music of 1501 from Venice to contemporary music commissioned by the group.
Henry Purcell Two Fantasias in Four Parts
William Byrd Browning, or The Leaves be Green
Nico Muhly Slow: an In Nomine
Robert Parsons Ut re mi
Eustache Du Caurroy Eustache Du Caurroy
Claude Debussy La fille au cheveux de lin
William Lawes Consort set in A minor
Giovanni Legrenzi Sonata sesta
John Jenkins Fantazy in Five Parts
Edvard Grieg Heiweh, Op.57 No. 6
Alexander Goehr Two Fantasies
Alfonso Ferrabosco Hexachord Fantasy
J.S. Bach Passacaglia, BWV 582
Few other ensembles can match the range of Fretwork’s repertory, spanning as it does the first printed music of 1501 from Venice to contemporary music commissioned by the group. Their recordings of arrangements of J. S. Bach have won particular praise, but they have recently issued a disc containing music by Grieg, Debussy, Shostakovitch, Warlock and Britten.
This extraordinary breadth of music has taken them all over the world in the 25 years since their debut, and their recordings of the classic English viol repertory – Purcell, Gibbons, Lawes and Byrd – have become the benchmark by which others are judged. The consistently high standards they have achieved have brought music old and new to audiences hitherto unfamiliar with the inspiring sound-world of the viol.