Rebecca Austen-Brown recorder
Katriina Boosey recorder
Louise Bradbury recorder
Annabel Knight recorder
Susanna Borsch recorder
The Woods So Wild
Breaking News: ArtsFest Festival Director and composer Tim Coker's new piece for amplified Paetzold 'square' bass recorders receives its World Premiere at Ardingly ArtsFest.
Music from the fourteenth to the twenty-first centuries, with works by Byrd, Janequin, Marenzio, Vivaldi, George Shearing, Tomi Räisänen and Tim Coker's new work for amplified Paetzold 'square' bass recorders.
The recorder consort Fontanella will be showcasing their versatility in a beautiful and unusual programme of music inspired by the sights, senses and sounds of nature. William Byrd's famous setting of a favourite song of Henry VIII, The Woods So Wild, forms a backdrop to a feast of frottole, virelai, songs and chansons featuring the swan, the lark, the nightingale and the pleasures of the 'oken wood'. With Vivaldi's La Pastorella Concerto, George Shearing's Lullaby of Birdland and Tomi Räisänen's recent work Under the Apple Tree bringing us right up to the present day, the members of Fontanella will perform on an array of recorders including a magnificent set of renaissance instruments built by Adrian Brown, after surviving originals in Vienna.