6 May 1978

Amor e guerra

St Mary’s Anglican Church, Queensberry St, North Melbourne

 

Spanish & Italian Secular Music of the 16th and 17th centuries.

This concert was La Romanesca’s first public performance, and the first concert of the ensemble’s 1978 Subscription series. The design used for the cover of the program became La Romanesca’s signature.

Click here to listen to two pieces from Monteverdi's Scherzi Musicali (1607) O rosetta and Lydia spina del mio core from this performance

6 May 1978

Ballades, Chansons et Complaintes

French and Burgundian songs of the late 15th and early 16th centuries. With guest Halina Nieckarz, soprano.

St Mary’s Anglican Church, Queensberry St, North Melbourne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 October 1978

Medieval Romance

Music from 13th and 14th centuries, from France, Italy and Spain

St Mary’s Anglican Church, Queensberry St, North Melbourne

 

 

 

 

 

1979 Series brochure

Announcing La Romanesca’s self-sponsored concert series in 1979 with three concerts celebrating the 750th anniversary of THE ALBIGENSIAN CRUSADE, highlighting Ruth Wilkinson and Ros Bandt in IL FLAUTO DOLCE and a panorama of centuries of Spanish music CANTIGAS, CANCIONES Y CANTATAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24 March 1979

The Albigensian Crusade

Celebrating the 750th anniversary of the crusade aimed at crushing a heresy plaguing medieval France, but that was in effect the civil war that emaciated the culture of the Occitanian troubadours. With special guest Ron Keightley, reader and baritone. Grant Street Theatre, Victorian College of the Arts. a recording of the live performance made by Malcolm Sinclair is available on Soundcloud in two parts.

Listen on Soundcloud: The Albigensian Crusade, Part 1 and The Albigensian Crusade, Part 2

 

 

 

21 July 1979

Il Flauto Dolce

Baroque sonatas and suites by Italian, French, Spanish and German composers including Quantz, Fontana, Pasquini, Fasch, Philidor, Caix d’Hervelois, Telemann and Sanz. With guests Sharyn Wicks (viola da gamba) and Philip Swanton (harpsichord and baroque flute)

Grant Street Theatre, Victorian College of the Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 October 1979

Cantigas, Canciones y Cantatas

Grant Street Theatre, Victorian College of the Arts. Spanish music from the middle ages to the baroque. Cantigas de Santa María and works by Encina, Vásquez, Mudarra, Narváez and Irribarren.Listen to this concert on Soundcloud — Cantigas, Canciones y Cantatas

 

 

 

 

10 April 1980

Musique pour le Chambre du Rois

English and French music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Works by Dowland, Locke, Young, Robinson, Blow, Marais, Boesset, Hotteterre and Clérambault. With guest artist Lucy Robinson (viola da gamba)

Grant Street Theatre, Victorian College of the Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 October 1980

O in Italia felice

Two periods of musical innovation in Italy. Music by 14th-century masters Jacopo da Bologna, Giovanni da Firenze and Maestro Piero, together with more familiar 17th-century composers including Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, and Caccini.

Grant Street Theatre, Victorian College of the Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21 March 1981

Canzoni Amorosi

Italian renaissance madrigals, songs and dances. With guest artist Sharyn Rubin.

Grant Street Theatre, Victorian College of the Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 June 1981

Cantigas de amigo

Music from medieval Spain. Cantigas de Santa María and the Cantigas de amigo by Martin Codax.

Grant Street Theatre, Victorian College of the Arts

 

 

 

18 June 1983

Dowland and other sundry delights

An all English program based around the songs of John Dowland and associated music by Morley and Byrd.

Trinity College Chapel, The University of Melbourne

 

 

 

23 July 1983

Italia Viva

Italian music of the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries featuring works by Landini, Jacopo da Bologna, Willaert, Ortiz, Cipriano de Rore and others

Trinity College Chapel, The University of Melbourne

 

1 October 1983

Rémède de Fortune

Guillaume de Machaut’s epic narrative poem with music. Guest artist Grace Koch (soprano)

Trinity College Chapel, The University of Melbourne

October 1983

Rémède de Fortune

Guillaume de Machaut’s epic narrative poem with music

ABC Studios, Melbourne (Malvern)

 

This recording was made at the time of La Romanesca’s Melbourne performances of this outstanding work. An Australian premiere.

October 1983

Landini-Machaut

La Romanesca Subscription concert, Trinity College Chapel

Trinity College Chapel, University of Melbourne

This recording was made by Martin Wright from Move Records of a live performance in Trinity College Chapel. Some of the Landini pieces are available in better versions on Musica Son where La Romanesca performed as part of The Ensemble of the Fourteenth Century. We only present recordings of highlights of this concert instead of duplicating the better versions already available from the same players

17 November 1984

Landini-Machaut

La Romanesca Subscription concert, based on work from the Fourteenth-century Recording Project directed by John Stinson and John Griffiths. Guest artist, Lloyd Fleming (tenor)

Trinity College Chapel, University of Melbourne

 Amor e guerra (Large)
Ballades chansons
Medieval romance
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Albigensian crusade
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Cantigas canciones
Chambre du roy
Italia felice
Canzoni anorosi
Cantigas de amigo
Dowland
Italia viva

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