Music session - 8th May 2017
Sympkyn of the Moor, hammered dulcimer
Katherine of Glastonbury, harp
Elena Harper, bray harp, rebec
Katherina Weyssin, tenor recorder
Emrys Tudor, violin
Yvonne Gwynn, viol
Warmed up with Belle Qui.
Revised Amoroso, as some of us hadn't played it in a while.
Likewise Lorrayne Almain.
Likewise Ballo del Fiore.
Then a quick run through of Pease bransle, still quite new to most of us.
It was suggested that we play all bransles in the same "key" (to use the modern vernacular), specifically with F sharps. This is to make it easy to play them back to back in the future when two of us are on harps without levers. *
*Edit: this is not entirely accurate any more as we have since decided to try and use (where possible) the "key" in which the original manuscript is written. Usually this means either (a) no sharps or flats or (b) has B flats, but often accidentals (often F#s) will turn up in the melody.