Plucked from the vine: a lute accompaniment to English wine.
Our annual journey of wine and music continues and comes home with a tasting of great English food and wines, followed by a recital of English lute music performed by England’s greatest lutenist Elizabeth Kenny.
Elizabethan poet Richard Barnfield’s Sonnet If Music and Sweet Poetry Agree praised the ravishing touch of John Dowland, England’s greatest lutenist. He also set up a connection between touch, hearing, intellect and the delight of the senses which seems wholly in the spirit of a great English tasting.
The recital programme presents Dowland’s music alongside his contemporaries Francis Cutting, Anthony Holborne and Robert Johnson, all living on the cusp of the great Elizabethan era as it flowed into the reign of James I.
Sponsored by CH-R Family Solicitors and Dr S Golding
Seated at tables of 10
Greensleeves Francis Cutting (c1550-1595/6)
Sir Henry Guifforde his Almaine John Dowland (1653-1626)
Mrs Winter’s Jump Dowland
Lachrime Pavan Dowland
Dowland’s First Galliard
The Frog Galliard
Pavan Robert Johnson (1583-1633)
Almain ‘Hit it and Take it’ Robert Johnson
Pavan ‘The Image of Melancholy’ Anthony Holborne (c.1545-1602)
The New Year’s Gift
The Fairy Round
Forlorne Hope Fancy Dowland
Tom O’Bedlam Anon
The Earl of Essex his Galliard Dowland
The Flying Horse Anon
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