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Of all the birds

  • Where:
    St Andrew's Church Marks Tey, Church Lane, Marks Tey, Colchester, CO6 1LW
  • When:
    1 September
    2:30pm to 4:30pm
  • How much:
    £16/12 Under 16s go FREE
  • Contact:
    01206 212466
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Music & Spoken Word
Of all the birds
The natural world, and birds in particular, provided a wealth of imagery and allegory for medieval and renaissance musicians, poets and artists. They provided a convenient cipher through which human dramas could be played out at a safe remove, and also served to illustrate the harmony of nature, in contrast to human suffering. Imitation birdsong was also a popular medium through which human musicians could display their virtuosity. This concert reflects both the perfection of nature and the artistry of humans in imitating it. 
Blondel performs on shawms, bagpipe, and recorders, giving engaging and spirited performances of Medieval and Renaissance wind music.
Includes works by Muset, Bologna, Cluni, Senleches, Perusio, Vaillant, Baldwyn, Ravenscroft & Playford.
This is the first concert in the Colchester Early Music series for 2019-2020. See www.colchesterearlymusic.org.uk for more details of this and other events.

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