Auncient Hermony is an intimate Melbourne-based early music ensemble comprising Vivien Hamilton, Mezzo-soprano/Percussion, Rosemary Hodgson Lute/Theorbo, and Ruth Wilkinson, Recorder/Viola da gamba.
Each of these musicians has an established reputation as a graceful and historically passionate performance stylist. They have been performing together for over 20 years realising a large variety of projects which encompass music from England, Scotland, France, Spain, Italy and Germany.
The musical and cultural friendship between singer and instrumentalist is the nuanced fabric which binds Auncient Hermony's exploration of Renaissance and Baroque music.
A core-strength of the ensemble lies in their ability to provide a platform for collaboration with other musicians.
"Comme la Tourterelle"
Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)
(Pierre de Ronsard, poet)
Guests: Helen Thomson, soprano, Hamish Gould, countertenor, Christopher Roach, tenor, Stephen Grant, bass
In the preface to Le Roy et Ballard's “Mellange de Chansons” (1572) Ronsard wrote that Lassus transformed the music of his predecessors, “making honey from all the most beautiful ancient flowers”.
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