Madrigals for a Summer’s Evening

Saturday 16 July, 7:30 pm
New Hall, Winchester College

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Orazio Vecchio - L’Amfiparnaso

Giaches de Wert - Four madrigals:
Donna se ben le chiom'ho; Vaghi Boschetti; Misera che faro; In qual parte si ratto

Andrea Gabrieli - Del gran Tuonate
Claudio Monteverdi - Ecco mormorar l'onde
Carlo Gesualdo - Moro, lasso, al mio duolo
Orlando Gibbons - I tremble not at noise of war

Thomas Morley - April is in my mistress' face; Now is the month of Maying
Gibbons - The silver swan
John Wilbye - Sweet honey sucking bees; Draw on sweet night

director - Katherine Dienes-Williams
continuo - Richard McVeigh

Tickets £16 (concessions £14; children 17 and under £5)

This concert comprised some of the best madrigals from Italy and England, including L'Amfiparnaso: - one of the first musical comedies, a unique combination of commedia dell’arte and fine music composed by Orazio Vecchio. This precursor of Italian opera was written in 1594 as a Christmas entertainment for the Duke of Modena.