Renaissance Wind Band
French Chanson of the Early Renaissance
Jan 19, 2019 - 04:00 PM
Doors open at 3:30
$20 / free to those under 21 years of age
House Concert by reservation only.
Please call or email to make reservations and receive directions.
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Renaissance Wind Band, The Queen’s Noyse, consists of cornetto, shawm and two sackbuts.
The quartet will present French Chanson of the early Renaissance as set by Franco Flemish composers such as Josquin des Prez, Hayne van Ghizighem and Alexander Agricola to name but a few.
This is the first concert in our brand new ‘Community Ensembles’ series.
The cornetto is a hybrid instrument fingering like a recorder, but with a brass style mouthpiece made of horn, wood or ivory. It is curved like an animal horn, made of wood, and covered in black leather.
The shawm is the immediate predecessor of the oboe and English horn. It was brought back from the Middle East in the Middle Ages via the Crusades when it was known as the ‘shalmei’. It was subsequently adapted to the Western scales.
The sackbut is the predecessor of the trombone, with a smaller bore and bell, giving it a quieter sound.