February 2008 edition

Our program the Music of Shakespeare‘s Time (7 minutes and 50 seconds), includes four short pieces:

An anonymous work La Bergamasca,

L’Innamorato by Giovanni Gastoldi (1550-1622),

Intrada from Banchetto Muicali by Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630), and

La Volta by Michael Praetorius (1571-1621).

This performance by Ars Antigua directed by Jerry Fuller was recorded live at the 2007 St Louis Early Music Festival.

Ars Antigua, directed by Jerry Fuller, formed a 5 part renaissance string band for this performance of Elizabethan and Jacobean music, and includes one violin, two alto violas, a tenor viola and continuo. La Volta , which ends the set was a known favorite of , who loved to dance to it.