Monday 22 May 2017 1:00PM

Phantasm; Elizabeth Kenny lute

Lawes and Locke


  • Phantasm
  • Laurence Dreyfus director, treble viol
  • Emilia Benjamin treble viol
  • Jonathan Manson treble viol
  • Markku Luolajan-Mikkola bass viol
  • Elizabeth Kenny lute

William Lawes died in September 1645 fighting on the royalist side during the Siege of Chester. ‘Will Lawes was slain by those whose wills were laws’, wrote one anti-Puritan poet, and many other fine literary laments testify to the admiration in which the composer was held at court.

Phantasm and Elizabeth Kenny garnered rave reviews with their recording of the cavalier composer’s Royal Consorts. Their lunchtime programme also includes works by Matthew Locke, England’s leading composer at the time of the Restoration.

  • BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
  • William Lawes (1602-1645)
        • Royall Consort No. 10 in B flat major
  • Matthew Locke (c.1621-1677)
        • Consort of 4 Parts No. 5 in G minor
  • William Lawes
        • Royall Consort No. 5 in D major
  • Matthew Locke
        • The Flat Consort 'for my cousin Kemble'
  • William Lawes
        • Royall Consort No. 6 in D major

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