The thirty players in the pit who performed L'Orfeo and Ercole were drawn from several Early Music ensembles: The King's Noyse, The Parley of Instruments, and the Boston Shawm and Sackbut
Everything but a pipe organ, which has the obsolete status of a sackbut
, timbrel or lyre to those leading and participating in "making a joyful noise.
The choir, along with the English Cornett and Sackbut
Ensemble, will be performing at St Mary's Church in its home town of Warwick on January 25.
Thus, Fretwork's arrangements of the pieces fur viol consort are every bit as "historical" as these settings for shawm, sackbut
, recorder, cornetto, and even bagpipes (along with the rarely recorded dolzaina and a shifting complement of accompanying stringed instruments).
Featuring authentic period instruments - ranging from the harpsichord to sackbut
- the concerts will take place from Thursday, April 23, to Saturday, April 25.
HERALDIC trumpets, shawms, sackbut
, bagpipes, gittern and lute will be among the array of instruments the York Waits will play in Warwickshire next week.
THURSDAY MUSIC - CLASSICAL CARDIFF: National Museum Cardiff (01686 207100), QuintEssential Sackbut
And Cornett Ensemble.
The stimulating old days of my first Renaissance band (`How about gar klein recorder, alto crumhorn, sackbut
The concert takes place at St Mary's Church, Warwick, on December 6 when the Armonico Consort and Baroque Players will be joined by the English Cornett and Sackbut
Ensemble to recreate the sounds of a 17th century German Christmas.
The original design of the trombone came from an Old English instrument called the sackbut
Using traditional Renaissance instruments, such as the hurdy-gurdy, sackbut
trombone, tabor drums and bagpipes, they brought the music of the 16th and 17th Century alive in the town's Market Place as the three-day festival got underway.
Fascinating instrumental parts were realised by the conductor, featuring the Quin-tEssential Sackbut
& Cor-nett Ensemble and based on Araujo's choral music both liturgical and in the popular villancicos style.