Sounds Historical: The Bird Fancyer’s Delight [Bicester, Oxfordshire ]

Sun 25Feb2024

17th & 18th Century Music on an Avian Theme for Recorders, Flutes, Theorbo, Lutes, Viols and Voice

St Edburgs, Old Place Yard, Bicester OX26 6AU

3.30 pm


For centuries composers have been fascinated by Birdsong, incorporating all sorts of beautiful birds into their music.

We explore these pieces from the early Renaissance through to the Baroque (and beyond!) on over 30 different instruments, whilst weaving information about each composer, their music and our instruments throughout the concert.

Works by Poglietti, Byrd, Van Eyck, Uccellini, Zahnhausen, Orme, Couperin, Arne, Morley

Heidi Fardell: Recorders, Baroque Flute

Mary Tyers: Recorders, Baroque Flute, Voice

Lynda Sayce: Theorbo, Lute, Baroque Flute, Recorders

Alison Kinder: Viols, Recorders

Tickets available from or pay on the door

Generously supported by The Continuo Foundation www.