From the February 9 – March 2 The Song Company are touring music from The Eton Choirbook - one of the most important musical collections to survive the English Renaissance. More details can be found here and below.
Our performance tour includes Blackheath, Sydney, Melbourne, Ballarat, Adelaide, Newcastle, Brisbane, Canberra, and Wollongong.
From The Song Company website:
One of the greatest surviving glories of pre-Reformation England, The Eton Choirbook is a giant 500-year-old manuscript from the royal foundation at Eton College Chapel – a stone’s throw from Windsor Castle. This sequence of music from the Choirbook features a thrilling setting of the Magnificat, heartrending motets, the earliest polyphonic Passion by a named composer, and an extraordinary 13-part canon by the man in charge of the Choristers at Eton, Robert Wylkynson. Continuing a journey begun with the partbooks of Byrd-Round-Table and Machaut’s manuscript in True-Love-Story, we read the music of the Eton Choirbook from a beautiful Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music facsimile, all gathered around a central music stand.