Music of the Stars Sara Stowe – soprano, keyboards Sounding Space

Sara Stowe – soprano, keyboards
Matthew Spring - lute
Sounding Space
Music of the Stars
Over the centuries music, astrology, maths and geometry have had a
changing dynamic. Scholars thought the intervals between musical notes
were an earthly revelation of the ordering of the universe – the `harmony
of the spheres’. The measuring of music in metres and rhythms went with
the celestial round of days and years. This concert for voice, lute and
harpsichord features music by composers who, like John Dunstable,
Vincenzo Gallileo and William Hershel, were also astronomers. Early
works are juxtaposed with modern pieces inspired by thoughts of space
and stars.
Hidden Melodies
Je veut chanter
Belle bonne
Guillaume Dufay
Baude Cordier
Clusters and spectral sounds
9 Rarebits
Earle Brown
O Rosa Bella
Since my Love has left me
John Dunstable
John Dunstable
The Zodiac – Capricorn songs
Canti del Capricorno
Giacinto Scelsi
More Astronomy
Vicenzo Gallileo
Star gazing
Praeludium & Allegro
William Herschel
The Planets
Orphic Hymn to Uranus
Celestial Harmony and Earthly Passions
Sing aloud harmonious spheres
Since love hath in thine and mine eyes
John Wilson
What poor astronomers are they
John Dowland