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Early Music Festival: Music for Broken Consort

  • Portland Conservatory of Music 202 Woodford Street Portland, ME, 04103 United States (map)

Part of PCM Early Music Festival.   One of the more lively forms of music popular ca 1600 in England was the broken consort. Unlike a consort of viols or recorders, where all instruments were of the same family, albeit of various sizes, a broken consort consists of instruments of various types, lutes, viols, violins, etc.

The program features music by William Lawes, Matthew Locke, Peter Phillips, Thomas Morley, and Christopher Simpson, among others. Rounding out the program of ensemble works are unaccompanied solo pieces for gamba, lute, and violin.

Lecture is at 7:00.  Performance at 7:30.  FMI Portland Conservatory of Music