19th June: Gibbons Fantasias with Mary Tyers

Saturday 19th June: 10.30 am: online via Zoom

Gibbons Fantasias in 2, 3 and 6 parts: Suitable for: recorders, viols, violin family, other treble and bass instruments with a range of at least a twelfth

fantasia, fantasy, fancye, phansie … a musical term which has consistently signified freedom, an absence of structure.

This workshop will focus on developing our understanding and interpretation of these apparently wilful masterpieces ‘that stirs our blood, and raises our spirits, with liveliness and activity, to satisfie both quickness of heart and hand’ (Lord North, 1658)

We will spend our time playing and exploring three contrasting examples from this endlessly fascinating genre, all by Orlando Gibbons (of Silver Swan fame).

Full details, including booking information here  

Or on the NEEMF webpage neemf: workshop diary