Hold Fast: Music of the Elizabethan Avant-Garde
“Something more comes across—a polyphonic conversance among viols…. Each player conveys lyric urgency and amusement, so much so, the result seems contemporary—there’s an evolving unexpectedness from the instruments. Strange indeed.” —Huffpost, The Blog
Tye’s In Nomine, Crye; The Song Called Trumpets by Parsons; Browning, My Dear by Woodcock; and many other esoteric four- through six-part Elizabethan pieces befit and define the acclaimed consort’s name: LeStrange Viols. The music is from the manuscript A booke of In nomines & other solfainge songes that contains many inventive musical experiments of the era.
Kivie Cahn-Lipman, tenor viol
Douglas Kelley, bass viol
Loren Ludwig, treble viol
John Mark Rozendaal, treble and bass viols
James Waldo, tenor and bass viols
Zoe Weiss, tenor and bass viols
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