- The Summer of 1680
Saturday 10 November, 2.30pm
“Duniera” Office Lane, Mt Macedon, Victoria
Fantasias and dances in three and four parts for viols by Purcell, Jenkins and Lully.
The centrepiece of this program is Purcell’s fantasias in four parts written for a consort of viols. It appeared during the summer of 1680 at the end of the golden years of the viol in England. As Purcell, at the age of 21, was writing his fantasias for the viol, a new style of music was gaining favour in England: continental music, particularly French, as preferred by Charles II.
Consort Eclectus is a group of musicians devoted to the sound and music of the viola da gamba. Each member of the group brings to the ensemble a rich and varied background in early music performance with many of Australia’s finest ensembles.
Tickets $35/$25, bookings essential.
Enquiries and phone booking: phone 5426 1490