The shakespeare Band duo performs music from Renaissance England and also Medieval thru Baroque France. We also perform with our full band creating 40 to 50 minute concerts that combine the music with texts from the period to bring stories to life. we perform in museums, libraries, house concerts and other indoor performance venues that hire classical chamber players.
Some of our programs include.
English Renaissance song
Early French song
full band programs include
The Ladies of MacBeth
Greensleeves- The story of Anne Boylene
Nightmares and Nursery Rhymes
Price Range: beginning at 450.00 for Duo
Gig Length: 20 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
A rare and unusual experiance of hear a museum quality instrument played by a historically informed musician dedicated to this particular instrument. It is quiet and refined. ( amplification available for some situations)
Duo with singer - beautiful art songs from Shakespeare time and song from Shakespeare plays
Duo with Actor- Music from Shakespearean time and text from Shakespeare plays and other contemporaries.
Trio with singer and actor- All of the above
Our Early Music group the Shakespeare Duo as well as the The shakespeare band plays Medieval and Renaissance music as well as music from the early Baroque. We play music from the 12th through the 17th centuries on historical musical instruments. Music from the Middle Ages, the Crusades, music from early Ireland, Scotland and England--essentially popular music from previous centuries. Historically-informed performances are supported with research into areas as diverse as musicology, instrument-making, literature, medieval and renaissance studies, and fine arts.
Additional Booking Notes
must be inside or protected from weather. we can provide sound for small events only.
Renaissance music from the time of Shakespeare.
Influences & Inspiration
Ron Mcfarland, Paul O'Dette, Baltimore consort
chair(no arms) or bench Music stand is nice but i can bring my own
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