Elizabethan music evening

An evening of music from the Elizabethan age will be held at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery next Saturday (November 22).

The music will be performed by the Occasional Singers and will be conducted by Anne Whiteman with Shirley Carey playing the harpsichord.

The music includes expressive and entertaining pieces by some of the great composers of the time, such as Morley, Wilbye, Lassus, and, of course, the famous Silver Swan by Orlando Gibbons.

Gibbons was an English composer, virginalist and organist of the late Tudor and early Jacobean periods.

He was a leading composer in the England of his day. Silver Swan is scored for five voices in most sources, soprano (S), alto (A), tenor (T), baritone (Bar) and bass (B). According to Wikipedia the song was first published in Gibbons’ First Set of Madrigals and Motets of 5 parts (1612).

Tickets are £8 and can be reserved in advance by phoning the museum on 01424 451052. There will be a pay bar for wine and soft drinks. This concert is in aid of the museum and starts at 7.30pm.