Early Music @ 1 - Thursday 9th April
Today's video features an unusual instrument: the medieval double recorder! Dr. Emily Baines performs two songs for us, the first one is called "Saltarello" and the second one "Miri it is". Watch the video to find out more about this fascinating instrument and how it's played!
Emily is a professional recorder player, lecturer and musical director working throughout Europe also specialising in a wide variety of historical woodwinds. We're looking forward to seeing videos about shawms, crumhorns and bagpipes coming up in the next few weeks!
She trained at the University of Hull, the Koninklijk Conservatorium (The Hague) and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she wrote her doctoral thesis on the role of mechanical musical instruments as sources for eighteenth-century performance practice. Emily is currently preparing a recording of her DMus research for First Hand Records and if you'd like to see some of the theatre work Emily has done you can watch a production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream! Follow Emily on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to find out about upcoming concerts and projects.