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image for Music item typeBlondel Bon jour, bon mois at St Andrew’s Church

Music, Sun 6 Jan 2019

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Colchester Early Music

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Church Lane,
Marks Tey,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO6 1LW

Details

The exchange of New Year's gifts (étrenne) formed an important social function in both diplomatic, romantic and family life. It operated at every level of society and was a fundamental element of the chivalric code. Kings and noblemen would commonly commission songs from the greatest composers of the time which were then elaborately presented in richly decorated manuscripts alongside equally impressive works of art, fabulously be-jewelled trinket boxes and the like.
We explore some of these musical gems, including works from Dufay, Wolkenstein, the Chantilly Codex and the Lochamer Liederbuch, performing them on trios of shawms, bagpipes and recorders.Blondel return to Colchester Early music with their signature combinations of shawms, bagpipes and recorders for a concert of Medieval music for New Year and epiphany.

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Dates Times
Sun 6 Jan 2019 14:30

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£15/11 (£1 discount available for returning Colchester Early Music customers)

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