William Lawes - The Royal Consort

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William Lawes - The Royal Consort

Laurence Dreyfus, Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo), Emily Ashton (viol), Daniel Hyde (organ), Pha...

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Try dancing to any of the music on this disc and you'd soon get into knots. In the ten 'Setts' of movements that make up his Royall Consort, William Lawes confounds expectations, bending and breaking rhythmic and harmonic as the fancy takes him. These works were written in the 1630s for the court of Charles I, and the 'Royall' sobriquet was attached to them only when the monarchy itself became imperilled with the onset of Civil War that would cost Lawes his own life in combat.Charles I honoured William Lawes posthumously with the title 'Father of Musick', and in t... read more

Try dancing to any of the music on this disc and you'd soon get into knots. In the ten 'Setts' of movements that make up his Royall Consort, William Lawes confounds expec... read more

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