Recorder Quartet (Descant/Treble/Tenor/Bass) and Harpsichord
Difficulty: Moderate Duration: c. 5'
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A suite of three pieces based on Baroque forms but with a distinctly modern twist!
First performed by the Dolce Quartet with Francis Knights.
The tune on which they are based comes from the "Kitty Bridges Pocket Book" (Reiver Music), a previously uncatalogued book of tunes discovered in a shoe box at RVW Library, Cecil Sharp House. These hadwritten tunes were prefaced by a poem with the first letter of each line spelling out the name "Kitty Bridges".
Whilst we never found out who she was, we thoroughly enjoyed researching and recreating tunes that were a window into the "Pop Music" of the Baroque era.