Festivals, Lecture Demonstrations, Music for Plays
Italian Renaissance Music
in the Renaissance! A Taste of Earlier Times Through Music
of Colonial Michigan
and Nautical Shows
in the Renaissance!
Taste of Earlier Times Through Music
Revel in the Renaissance! is a concert of festive
Renaissance music representing celebrations that would have taken
place in 16th century England and Europe—harvest festivals,
trade fairs, coronations, weddings, royal processions, etc. Anne
and Rob, as A Reasonable Facsimile, play lively
tunes on their extensive collection of replicas of Renaissance instruments,
and relate the music to the culture of the people who lived in the
time of Shakespeare and Leonardo da Vinci. Revel in the
Renaissance! brings the Renaissance alive and provides
background to Shakespeare’s plays. Revel in the Renaissance!
will delight those interested in History, Music, English Literature
and Social Studies.
The focal point of Revel in the Renaissance!
is the performance of music of the Renaissance on copies of period
instruments. The program features recorder, lute, dulcimer, viola
da gamba, shawm, crumhorn, Renaissance guitar, and a variety of