Last week's projects
A very busy week, just ended. First, a concert of music by Biber in Christ's College Chapel, where the Cambridge Renaissance Ensemble were joined by Paula Muldoon (baroque violin) and Stephen Lawrence (tenor). The lecture at the Bate Collection in Oxford last Wednesday now has a report online at recsoxford.org/2017/11/12/review-of-our-second-instruments-of-the-eighteenth-century-seminar/, if anyone who missed it would like to follow that up. Thursday was the Early Music Exhibition at Blackheath, where we caught up with many old friends at the NEMA stand. Saturday saw the 125th Anniversary performance of the complete clavichord music of Herbert Howells at St John's College, Cambridge (where Howells was organist during the war www.sjcchoir.co.uk/about/herbert-howells), shared between me and Dan Tidhar. Ninety minutes of excellent (and difficult) music, which had probably never been played before in a single concert. There's an excelllent complete recording by Julian Perkins just out on Prima Facie records ascrecords.com/primafacie/howells_clavichord.html
Next, a return to the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book series, a programme of music by Georg Bohm, and the third installment of the 48.