Hopkinson Smith
Crucero del Hospital Real
Saturday 3 July 12:30 Singing and Chiming. Ancient and Baroque Sounds
Singing and Chiming. Ancient and Baroque Sounds

Artist

Hopkinson Smith, hand vihuela and Renaissance lute

Programme

 

Spanish and English Music of the Golden Age

 

Anthony Holborne (c. 1545-1602)

Fare Thee Well

Muy Linda

My Selfe

Mad Dog

 

Luys de Narváez (c. 1500-1550/60)

From Los seys libros del Delphín (1538):

Paseavase el Rey Moro por la ciudad de Granada

Veynte y dos diferencias de Conde Claros para discantar

Canción del Emperador (Mille regretz de Josquin)

Baxa de contrapunto

Siete diferencias sobre Guardame las Vacas

Fantasía del quarto tono

Dos fantasías del primer tono por ge sol re ut

La vuelta del Rey Moro

Ya se asienta el Rey Ramiro

 

John Dowland (1563-1626)

Sir John Souch’s Galliard

Prelude

Lachrimae Pavan

Fantasía nº 1

Concert with no interval

Among Vihuelas and Lutes

One of the greatest performers of ancient plucked instruments in the world, the New Yorker Hopkinson Smith presents with this program two interconnected but very different universes, that of the lute that flourished in Elizabethan England, and that of the vihuela, one of the instruments –nobles par excellence– of 16th century Spain. Dances, fantasies, glosses on well-known vocal pieces of the time were common in the repertoires of both instruments. The Granada-born Luis de Narváez published his successful book in Valladolid in 1538. If the vihuela was an exclusively Spanish instrument, the lute (which in Spain was known as vihuela de Flandes) spread throughout Europe, and in fact the English style of the Elizabethan era, culminating gloriously in the ever brooding Dowland, has a lot of Italian to it.