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Fontanella: Woods So Wild Event

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13:00 - 13:50
7 October 2019
Turner Sims, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Louise Johnson on 023 8059 3425 or email .

Event details

Inspired by the sights, senses and sounds of nature, William Byrd’s famous setting of this favourite ditty of the English Renaissance forms a backdrop to a feast of feathery frottole and leafy madrigals. Featuring the remarkable birdsong chanson L’Alouette by Janequin, intricate virelais of the 14th Century Ars Nova, Elizabethan consort music, virtuosic divisions from the 17th Century Division Flute, Vivaldi’s chamber concerto La Pastorella, and even a little spice of jazz and 19th Century Russian song!

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Fontanella ensemble


Rebecca Austen-Brown
Louise Bradbury
Sarah Humphrys
Annabel Knight

“exquisite music making of the highest quality”

“the ensemble were astounding in their mastery of the ‘forest’ of instruments”


*Admission is free*

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