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Francis Knights

Cambridge Renaissance Ensemble

The Cambridge Renaissance Ensemble, founded by Fitzwilliam music Fellow Francis Knights last year, made its Peterborough Cathedral debut in July, presenting music from the Tudor court.

Both Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were capable performers, and maintained a large number of instruments and the professionals to play them.

Composers featured at Peterborough ranged from Henry VIII himself to Tallis, Byrd, Bull, Dowland and Gibbons, and the genres included consort works, lute songs, keyboard music, liturgical pieces, popular tunes and dances.

The mixed ensemble comprised soprano, winds, virginals and Renaissance harp. 

Cambridge Renaissance Ensemble

 


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