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by Tamsin Lewis
Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Christmas concerts
Replies: 0
Views: 480

Christmas concerts

Passamezzo present their new programme" Old Christmas Returned - music, words and song for Christmas". The festive programme of music, words and song, takes the audience on a journey from Advent, through the Christmas season to its traditional end at Candlemas, and tells the story of how C...
by Tamsin Lewis
Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Christmas Concerts
Replies: 0
Views: 869

Christmas Concerts

Passamezzo present their new programme" Old Christmas Returned - music, words and song for Christmas". The festive programme of music, words and song, takes the audience on a journey from Advent, through the Christmas season to its traditional end at Candlemas, and tells the story of how C...
by Tamsin Lewis
Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Costume hire
Replies: 0
Views: 664

Costume hire

Looking for two C18th costumes with shoes. Middle class. Need to fit one tall, slim male and one tall, slim female. Have white wigs.

Will need for one week from October 20th to the 25th. Can return after the 25th. Contact Dorothy on 07932 796094 or dottylawrence@aol.com
by Tamsin Lewis
Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: That's not really a word, is it?
Replies: 1
Views: 1461

Re: That's not really a word, is it?

OED gives 1965 as the first usage of "grunge", so no - not 17thC
by Tamsin Lewis
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Genuine 17th century poetry / song?
Replies: 5
Views: 1350

Re: Genuine 17th century poetry / song?

It was set to music by Henry Bowman.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... 382_f._39r).jpg
and by Purcell
Also, I think, as a catch


An epicure is a follower of Epicurus - someone who enjoys good food and wine :)
by Tamsin Lewis
Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Anne Boleyn's coronation song
Replies: 0
Views: 1357

Anne Boleyn's coronation song

A song from Anne Boleyn's coronation will be performed on Saturday for the Lord Mayor's Show
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/article3913280.ece
by Tamsin Lewis
Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Anne Boleyn's coronation
Replies: 1
Views: 1163

Anne Boleyn's coronation

A song from Anne Boleyn's coronation will be performed on Saturday for the Lord Mayor's Show
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/article3913280.ece
by Tamsin Lewis
Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Old Christmas Returned
Replies: 0
Views: 1299

Old Christmas Returned

"Old Christmas Returned" - Christmas Music and Song from 16th and 17th Century Britain. is now available from Rondo Publishing. http://www.rondopublishing.co.uk/product/old-christmas-returned/ The book contains 38 pieces, some of which have not been published before: a selection of carols,...
by Tamsin Lewis
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: New music books
Replies: 0
Views: 1663

New music books

"In Peascod Time" - 16th and 17th Century music, words and song for Summer and Harvest is now available from Rondo Publishing. http://www.rondopublishing.co.uk/product/in-peascod-time/ It contains 43 pieces, some of which have not been published before: a selection of songs, ballads, round...
by Tamsin Lewis
Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Historical Arabic music
Replies: 5
Views: 2345

Re: Historical Arabic music

Or if you want a combination of Arab/Andalus and early music
http://www.amazon.co.uk/From-Shore-Pete ... p_t_1_7HAE
by Tamsin Lewis
Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: To Shorten Winter's Sadness
Replies: 1
Views: 1725

Re: To Shorten Winter's Sadness

Tracks this cd can be heard on the Harmonia Early Music programme "Early Music for the Holidays" http://www.prx.org/pieces/87432-early-m ... e-holidays
by Tamsin Lewis
Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Christmas Concerts
Replies: 0
Views: 1093

Christmas Concerts

Passamezzo will be playing in London, Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick, Boxgrove (Sussex), Aust (Gloucestershire) this December To Shorten Winter's Sadness - 16th and 17th Century Music, Words and Song for Christmas and Winter The programme consists of ballads, lutesongs, carols, consort music, madrigals ...
by Tamsin Lewis
Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Edwardian Children's Clothes
Replies: 0
Views: 683

Edwardian Children's Clothes

Posting this on behalf of Nina Sprigge (Museum of London) hoping that someone here may be able to help. Tamsin Edwardian children’s clothes needed - To borrow or rent to the Museum of London Docklands for 9 and 23 November? This is for a special one off day at the museum when 16 children will be per...
by Tamsin Lewis
Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Christmas Music Book
Replies: 0
Views: 1033

Christmas Music Book

To Shorten Winter's Sadness: English Music and Song for Christmas and Winter from the 16th and 17th Centuries 41 pieces: Carols, Ballads, Madrigals, Rounds, Consort Songs and Dance Tunes. Now available here http://www.rondopublishing.co.uk/product/to-shorten-winters-sadness/ And there's an accompany...
by Tamsin Lewis
Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Crumhorns
Replies: 1
Views: 1400

Re: Crumhorns

Crumhorns were only really used in the 16th Century. It's also debatable whether they were used at all in England outside Court. The EMS ones are ok - not fantastic, but they work. Why not go for recorder or flute as you already play the whistle? They're played throughout the centuries, though you'd...
by Tamsin Lewis
Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: downloadable song manuscripts
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

Re: downloadable song manuscripts

Rule Britannia http://conquest.imslp.info/files/imglnk ... tannia.pdf

Get me to the church on time is still in copyright so it's unlikely to be free anywhere legally
Ditto biggest aspidistra

Bull and Bush is out of copyright so should be around somewhere
by Tamsin Lewis
Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: medieval fiddle
Replies: 12
Views: 3023

Re: medieval fiddle

There are various ways of tuning, but you can tune it in 5ths like a violin.

The main differences is that it's not played under the chin, strings are gut, and you don't use vibrato.

I found it very easy to go from playing Classical violin to playing rebecs/medieval and renaissance fiddles.
by Tamsin Lewis
Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: 17thC English and Sufi music
Replies: 0
Views: 1173

17thC English and Sufi music

From Shore to Shore Words, music, song, dance and food from 17th Century England and Morocco. The programme includes devotional songs from Christianity and Islam and readings from Shakespeare and Rumi. Performed by Passamezzo and Association Mogador Chant et Musique Soufie , Essouaira. http://www.ev...
by Tamsin Lewis
Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Passamezzo concerts in Bath And Totnes
Replies: 0
Views: 915

Passamezzo concerts in Bath And Totnes

An Excellent Medley Elizabethan and Jacobean Music for the Court, the Country, the Playhouse and the streets Ballads, Lutesongs, Consort Music, Madrigals and Readings Includes music by Byrd, Dowland, Morley, Nicholson and Wilbye Saturday 18 February 2012, 7.30pm St Michael's Church, Bath Passamezzo ...
by Tamsin Lewis
Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: To Shorten Winter's Sadness
Replies: 1
Views: 1725

To Shorten Winter's Sadness

Just in time for Christmas... The new Passamezzo cd, "To shorten winter's sadness - 16th and 17th Century music for Christmas and Winter" is now on sale from Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shorten-Winters-Sadness-Passamezzo/dp/B006HSJH3A... Or from the Passamezzo website http://www.livingh...
by Tamsin Lewis
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Morocco?
Replies: 19
Views: 2682

Re: Morocco?

Pete the Pong wrote:Tamzin, your links here are very very useful, especially the description of Edmund Hogan's visit to Marrakech, and meeting with two englishmen resident there, and the mention of there being other traders there. Thanks!!
If this goes any further I'll pm you.

You're welcome. Happy to help if I can
by Tamsin Lewis
Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Morocco?
Replies: 19
Views: 2682

Re: Morocco?

Very many links Edmund Hogan, ambassador to Elizabeth I, brought a gift of a bass lute to the emperor and king Muley Abdulmeleck, More details here http://www.fullbooks.com/A-General-History-and-Collection-of-Voyagesx26037.html I'm currently involved in a project looking at the historical links betw...
by Tamsin Lewis
Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Concerts in Oxford and Cambridge
Replies: 0
Views: 1010

Concerts in Oxford and Cambridge

In Peascod Time 16th and 17th Century music, words and song for Summer and the Harvest Ballads, Lutesongs, Consort Music, Madrigals and Readings Programme includes music by Campion, Cavendish, East, Johnson, Greene, Morley, Pilkington, Purcell and Wilbye Thursday 1 September, 7.30pm St Barnabas Chur...
by Tamsin Lewis
Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Alembic and pipkin?
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Re: Alembic and pipkin?

I think my mother uses one of these http://www.copper-alembic.com/
by Tamsin Lewis
Sat May 07, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Ideas for Tudor rat catcher
Replies: 10
Views: 4652

Re: Ideas for Tudor rat catcher

From Derings "The Citty Cries" "Rats or mice, ha' ye any rats, mice, polecats or weasels, or ha' ye any old sows sick of the measles? I can kill them, and I can kill moles, and I can kill vermin that creepeth up and crepeth down, and peepeth into holes." Gibbons "Cries of Lo...
by Tamsin Lewis
Wed May 04, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Loathe to Depart
Replies: 2
Views: 1312

Re: Loathe to Depart

There are two versions of this. Firstly as a round (in Ravenscroft and Lant) http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/ravenscroft/modern/loath_to_depart.pdf And secondly as a melody found in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book. Probably not by Farnaby although he wrote divisions on it. More information here http://www...
by Tamsin Lewis
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: 18th century tunes - new website
Replies: 16
Views: 3446

Re: 18th century tunes - new website

Walsh's dancing master is online here http://imslp.org/wiki/The_Compleat_Coun ... r_(Various) if it is easier to work from...
by Tamsin Lewis
Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: 18th century tunes - new website
Replies: 16
Views: 3446

Re: 18th century tunes - new website

Fantastic website!
by Tamsin Lewis
Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Ideas for Tudor rat catcher
Replies: 10
Views: 4652

Re: Ideas for Tudor rat catcher

My apologies, Tom - it's not in Pepys after all. Hyder Rollins has it in his "Cavalier and Puritan" ballads. Come buy a mouse-trap, or, a new way to catch an old rat: being a true relation of one Peters a Post of Rotterdam, who tempting an honest woman to lewdness, was by her and her husba...
by Tamsin Lewis
Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Ideas for Tudor rat catcher
Replies: 10
Views: 4652

Re: Ideas for Tudor rat catcher

There are at least 2 ratcatcher ballads in the Pepys Ballads. Do you have them both?

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