Early Music @ 1 - Monday 13th April
In today's video Arngeir Hauksson plays wonderful medieval music on the gittern and tells us more about the history of the instrument. The pieces featured are "La Prime Estampie Roial", an untitled dance from 13th century Coventry, "Cantiga 353" from the Cantigas de Santa Maria, "Ecco La Primavera" by Landini and "Salterello" which features a guest performer!
Arngeir started his musical career in a punk rock band when he was a teenager in Reykajvik. He discovered early music when he was singing madrigals in his college choir and got his first lute. Arngeir did his post-graduate training on the guitar and lute at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and now plays medieval, renaissance, baroque and newly written music with many leading UK period instrument ensembles and orchestras. He has worked in theatres all over the world and his playing can be heard on soundtracks of films and TV series. Watch out for more videos about plucked instruments coming up in the next few weeks!