Behind the Scenes of Burying the Dead

The instrumentalists have taken over!

July 22, 2020

Satoko, Kate and Toby tell you about their instruments, what it means to be part of a continuo team and the unusual way that they read music. We go behind the scenes of the rehearsals, exploring the flexibility of harmony and instrumentation in Purcell's music, and how instrumentalists can respond to text and music in different ways. If you're curious about how these strange instruments accompany and enhance the vocal music then this is the episode for you.

 

This episode is supported by Arts Council England

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