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image for Music Festival item typeBlondel: All of the Birds at St Mary's Church

Music Festival, Thu 27 Jun 2019, £15

The Maldon Festival

The Maldon Festival


Vicarage Lane,


Blondel is a trio of musicians playing reconstructions of instruments from the thirteenth to seventeenth centuries. The natural world, and birds in particular, provided a wealth of imagery and allegory for medieval and renaissance musicians, poets and artists. They provided a convenient cipher through which human dramas could be played out at a safe remove, and also served to illustrate the harmony of nature, in contrast to human suffering. Imitation birdsong was also a popular medium through which human musicians could display their virtuosity. This concert reflects both the perfection of nature and the artistry of humans in imitating it.

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Thu 27 Jun 2019 19:30 to 22:00

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Thu 27 Jun Blondel: All of the Birds



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