With “Shakespeare’s Songman” tenor Gerald Place

“England’s Helicon”

The original music from Shakespeare’s plays, both song, dance and incidental music, combined with readings about music from the plays and the sonnets. From Shakespeare’s own time Morley, Johnson and Wilson are represented. Also included is music from revivals, by Purcell and Humphrey, together with newly devised matchings of Shakespeare’s lyrics with existing ballad tunes.

Gerald and Dorothy draw on a wide range of musical and literary experience and remarkable degree of versatility to present fascinating programmes of words and music. In these recitals, as well as the spoken voice and song, you will hear lute, theorbo, viols, recorder and other Renaissance wind instruments.

“The Bard himself would have been hard-pressed to come up with better – this is splendid”.
Early Music Review

“Each section was immaculately planned and the performers’ manner of presenting the programme was so easy-going that you felt you were in the company of friends at an informal gathering”.
Frome Festival Review

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