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The Duke of Norfolk, or Paul's Steeple; Hanneke van Proosdij, recorder, with Voices of Music
Seeded by voicesofmusic on 5 Mar 2014
Author: Voices of Music
Paul's Steeple, from John Playford's Division Violin (London, 1685). HD Video from the Voices of Music Great Artists Concert, February, 2014. Featuring Hanneke van Proosdij, recorder; Peter Maund, percussion; Elisabeth Reed, viola da gamba, and David Tayler, baroque guitar. Playford's Division Violin contains many of the popular tunes of the 17th century, and the musicians are provided with a set of variations over a simple, repeating bass line or "ground bass"--it was left to the performers to arrange the music to taste. Paul's Steeple refers to the towering spire of old St. Paul's in London; the tower had burned down before Playford's time, but was still celebrated in song, just as with the "London Bridge."
Ensemble: Voices of Music