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John Potter (tenor) & Jacob Heringman (lute)
Sat Jul 6 @ 7.30 pm£10 – £12
Lost lute songs? Well, not exactly – more like a counter-factual take on history by imagining that the early music revival happened fifty years earlier than its blossoming in the 1970s.
Many English song composers of the first quarter of the 20th century had a keen interest in 17th century verse and music. Philip Heseltine, the composer Peter Warlock, could even read lute notation and edited an enormous number of songs by Dowland and his contemporaries, making them available in versions for voice and piano; his own music frequently reflected a deep understanding of his 17th century forebears.
So in keeping with the 17th century tradition of turning everything into lute song, Jacob Heringman has re-worked songs by Holst, Vaughan-Williams, Butterworth, Percy Grainger and Warlock as the composers might have written them had there been any lute players around in the early 20thcentury.