Program Suggestions

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   "Fantasias and More"

An all-star cast of 17th-century English c
omposers including William Lawes, John Wilbye, John Jenkins, and Henry Purcell. A cameo appearance by contemporary composer Will Ayton rounds out the program. Five viols and voice

  "La Spirita goes for Baroque"

Venturing out of the Renaissance and into the early Baroque, a program of composers from England, France and Italy. Four viols and harpsichord

 "Mary Danced" - A Christmas cantata

Composed by contemporary composer Will Ayton, this is a joint program with the Engelchor Consort (medieval ensemble) and chronicles the life of Jesus' mother Mary with narrator, recorders, voice and viol. 


  "The French Connection" - music from France for voice and viols
La Spirita's most recent program, contrasting French chansons of the Renaissance with instrumental forms from the Baroque. Five viols/voice.


  "What does one do with a Chest of Vyolls?"
A sampling of music of several countries, centuries, and styles for viols and voice.


"Music for Voices and Viols"
                          "Little Entertainments"


Two further programs featuring music of England, the true home of the viol consort. Included are consort songs from the famous lutenist/composer John Dowland. Four viols and voice, lute






 
 
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