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by Tamsin Lewis
Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 16th century facsimilie pamphlets
Replies: 16
Views: 5590

Re: WTB: 16th century facsimilie pamphlets

These are great, PoD!
I would be interested in buying facsimiles of 16thC broadside ballads if you ever do them.
by Tamsin Lewis
Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: In Peascod Time - New Passamezzo CDs
Replies: 0
Views: 1587

In Peascod Time - New Passamezzo CDs

Just in time for Christmas... 'In Peascod Time' cds now available @ £10 each. 16th and 17th Music, Words and Song for Summer and the Harvest. Ballads, Lutesongs, Consort Music, Madrigals and Readings. Passamezzo (http://www.passamezzo.co.uk) Eleanor Cramer: Soprano, Bass Viol Christopher Goodwin: Lu...
by Tamsin Lewis
Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Where to find a cittern?
Replies: 3
Views: 2339

Re: Where to find a cittern?

you could hire one from the lute society till you decide if you really want one or not
http://www.lutesoc.co.uk/pages/hire-lutes
by Tamsin Lewis
Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Passamezzo Christmas Concerts
Replies: 1
Views: 1761

Re: Passamezzo Christmas Concerts

Also concert in Rugby on 16 December

7.30pm
St George's Church, Hillmorton, Rugby
Tickets £10 (£8 concessions) from 01788 814 882 or at the door
by Tamsin Lewis
Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Passamezzo Christmas Concerts
Replies: 1
Views: 1761

Passamezzo Christmas Concerts

Passamezzo will be performing in a number of venues throughout 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 and readings and follows the religious calendar ...
by Tamsin Lewis
Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Lute for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1623

Lute for sale

Posting this for a friend. Also advertised through the lute society and a few other places Tam x 7 course Lute in G. by Martin Shepherd including case, spare strings and tuner. Rosewood with boxwood stripes on the neck. £3,250. Excellent condition. Lovely bright sound. email < david_stell@hotmail.co...
by Tamsin Lewis
Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Mediaeval Trumpet
Replies: 12
Views: 10842

Re: Mediaeval Trumpet

As far as I know medieval trumpets are long, straight and valveless - so quite a different shape from a posthorn. Karen Larsdatter has some good images here http://www.larsdatter.com/musicians.htm if this helps. Very little if anything has survived in the way of written fanfares from the medieval an...
by Tamsin Lewis
Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor bodice question
Replies: 12
Views: 3122

Re: Tudor bodice question

This site is quite useful if you're new to costume making
http://freespace.virgin.net/f.lea/
by Tamsin Lewis
Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: In Peascod Time - Passamezzo September Concerts
Replies: 0
Views: 1386

In Peascod Time - Passamezzo September Concerts

In Peascod Time: 16th and 17th Century Words, Music and Song for Summer and the Harvest Ballads, Lutesongs, Consort Music, Madrigals and Readings Includes music by Wilbye, Morley, Purcell, Greene, Robinson, Pilkington, Bennet and Gamble Performed in Elizabethan costume by Passamezzo Eleanor Cramer, ...
by Tamsin Lewis
Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Early Music
Replies: 17
Views: 5297

Re: Early Music

Sackbut and lute are not a combination I'd normally think of. However, there is an engraving in Jost Amman's (?1568) Standebuch of a trio consisting of lute, sackbut and harp so it's obviously not unheard of. http://www.stockphotopro.com/photo_of/and/1420412WRH/A_guitarist__a_lutenist I don't think ...
by Tamsin Lewis
Fri May 28, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval/renaissance dance music, musicians dress and fiddle
Replies: 6
Views: 3061

Re: Medieval/renaissance dance music, musicians dress and fiddle

On the one hand i would really love to have such a vielle. On the other, i'm wondering if i should not get one more in the way of a later period. Or maybe i could always say i inherited it from a grandfather I guess the wings would cause some problems in making a dress I have different instruments ...
by Tamsin Lewis
Thu May 27, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval/renaissance dance music, musicians dress and fiddle
Replies: 6
Views: 3061

Re: Medieval/renaissance dance music, musicians dress and fiddle

Hi Mina
I use a fiddle by Owen Morse Brown and really recommend his instruments. I find fiddles/vielles better than rebecs in general.

Here's a 15thC image
http://emsh.calarts.edu/alumni/bkeresey/memling.jpg


All the best

Tamsin
by Tamsin Lewis
Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Almond Milk
Replies: 12
Views: 3110

Re: Almond Milk

I've always seen it as a milk substitute during Lent.
Personally I like the flavour, and as I'm dairy intolerant, I've used it in recipes both period and modern for thickening and a creamy flavour..
by Tamsin Lewis
Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th Century pouches and bags
Replies: 35
Views: 10102

Re: 15th Century pouches and bags

For my money (and this is what my wife did on her wedding day) is have a small fabric purse (make it a nice embroidered one and it makes a nice present!) hung from her waist under the gown.

This is what I did on my wedding day too...
by Tamsin Lewis
Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: V and A Instrument Gallery Closure
Replies: 4
Views: 2257

Re: V and A Instrument Gallery Closure

As a small concession, the V and A are opening the instrument gallery for a few extra days: today (14 Feb), then 19, 20 and 21 before closing for good on 22 Feb. If people are interested then there are a couple of petitions to sign: http://www.petitiononline.com/22210/petition.html http://petitions....
by Tamsin Lewis
Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: "Marching" Music
Replies: 21
Views: 2923

Re: "Marching" Music

Chaucer mentions it being sung during the ordination of a lord mayor of London at that was in the 1380's. Its also clear that the song is well regarded as "traditional" but somewhat uncooth and vulgar compared to what was sung in court (mostly French). Thanks for this, Marcus - I hadn't c...
by Tamsin Lewis
Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: "Marching" Music
Replies: 21
Views: 2923

Re: "Marching" Music

Summer Ic Cummen continued, in various guises, to be popular from the 11th century to the start of the 15th. What's your evidence for this? As far as I know, it appears in only one manuscript source, in Reading. I haven't seen references to it elsewhere but am very happy to be corrected. Sorry - I'...
by Tamsin Lewis
Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: "Marching" Music
Replies: 21
Views: 2923

Re: "Marching" Music

The Cutty Wren Depends what period you want it for. Although this is said to refer to the Peasants' revolt, there are no surviving words let alone a tune for it before the 18thC. The danger of using folk songs for reenacting earlier periods is that so many of them come from transcriptions done in t...
by Tamsin Lewis
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: "Marching" Music
Replies: 21
Views: 2923

Re: "Marching" Music

All the dirty songs from the Carmina Burana...

But not in the 15thC as they're too old and from the wrong area.
by Tamsin Lewis
Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: "Marching" Music
Replies: 21
Views: 2923

Re: "Marching" Music

L'Homme Arme is a mass setting but like Western Wind, is also a popular song on which the mass setting was based.
by Tamsin Lewis
Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: "Marching" Music
Replies: 21
Views: 2923

Re: "Marching" Music

The easiest source for 15thC English songs both sacred and secular is the Musica Britannica edition of Medieval Carols. This has more than 100 songs, some complicated and some simple. Some with a good rhythmic single melody line that would be good to march to. I've not seen any evidence of marching ...
by Tamsin Lewis
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: "Marching" Music
Replies: 21
Views: 2923

Re: "Marching" Music

I guess some of the carols like Nova Nova would work well for marching.
Or Bring us in good ale?
Both of these are rhythmic with lots of verses...
Are you looking for English songs or will anything do?
by Tamsin Lewis
Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: V and A Instrument Gallery Closure
Replies: 4
Views: 2257

V and A Instrument Gallery Closure

On 22 February, the V and A will close their musical instrument gallery permanently and put the instruments into storage. The exhibition space will then be converted to display more fashion items. http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23795043-music-is-the-loser-in-this-v-and-a-gallery-shak...
by Tamsin Lewis
Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Passamezzo Christmas Concerts
Replies: 6
Views: 3121

Re: Passamezzo Christmas Concerts

That's great, John!
Will try to persuade Miles to come down for it (though he may be working in Norfolk that day, in which case it won't be possible....)
Looking forward to seeing you again
Tam
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by Tamsin Lewis
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Passamezzo Christmas Concerts
Replies: 6
Views: 3121

Passamezzo Christmas Concerts

Christmas Music in Shakespeare’s England Festive Music: Carols, Ballads, Lutesongs, Consort Music and Readings Includes music by Campion, Byrd, Lawes and Holborne Performed by candlelight in Elizabethan costume by Passamezzo Eleanor Cramer: Soprano, Viols David Capp/Chris Goodwin: Lute, Gittern, Bas...
by Tamsin Lewis
Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Psalm singing
Replies: 2
Views: 1675

Re: Psalm singing

The Ravenscroft Psalter of 1621 includes many of the older tunes from Sternhold. The melodies are older but the harmonies are earlier 17thC.
http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/ravenscroft/psalter/

I used to know of a better link to earlier psalm tunes but don't seem to be able to find it...
by Tamsin Lewis
Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 9316
Views: 1014811

didn't rhyme or scan but
by Tamsin Lewis
Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Need Help: Tuning 5 Course Medieval lute
Replies: 2
Views: 2147

I play Renaissance Lute which isn't much help.
It might be worth contacting the lute society as someone there will know...
http://www.lutesoc.co.uk
by Tamsin Lewis
Mon May 11, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval music connected to the Santiago pilgrimage.
Replies: 6
Views: 3351

Try this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cantigas-Santa-Maria-dereito-Virgen/dp/B001LP03M8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1242068023&sr=8-1 or generally the Cantigas di Santa Maria (a selection here http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_b?url=search-alias%3Dclassical&field-keywords=cantigas+m...

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