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For the Honour of City & Court with William Lyons

August 22, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


We saw William doing a very short guest session on Robert Hollingworth’s SingTheScore Extra a few weeks ago. It was so interesting, we asked him to do a whole workshop for us on these fascinating instruments.

His talk will discuss the various and varied roles of wind and brass players in civic and court bands in the 16th and 17th centuries. The splendid sight and sound of shawms, sackbuts, cornetts, trumpets and other wind instruments was considered an essential element in demonstrating wealth and status and Bill will examine the instruments and repertoire of the official bands in European cities and courts, playing examples and demonstrating his own specialised instruments: recorders, flutes, shawms, dulcians, crumhorns and the rackett.

William is the Director of the City Musick and the Dufay Collective and is a regular performer with other early music groups. He can be heard on numerous film soundtracks and has composed and arranged music for film and TV, including the original music for the film The Favourite. He has a long association with the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre as a composer, performer, Musical Director and Historical Music Adviser.

For the Honour of City & Court with William Lyons


August 22, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Bill Lyons

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