Early Music @ 1 - Wednesday 13th May
Today's video features colourful sixteenth-century divisions performed by Amyas Ensemble (Dr Emily Baines and Arngeir Hauksson). The pieces are "Anchor che col partire" by Cipriano de Rore with divisions by Giovanni Battista Bovicelli and "Recercada Segunda" by Diego Ortiz. If you'd like to play some divisions yourself and see how this form of composition developed during the Renaissance and Baroque periods, have a look at our collection of sheet music based on divisions!
Amyas Ensemble owes its very existence to the theatre. Its founding members met working at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and began exploring other repertoire together whilst performing on Broadway. Many of the instruments the group performs on were ones which were popular in theatrical productions in the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries and their performances often have a very theatrical flair!