Sunday 1 November, 3pm on YouTube


Sweet Ayres of Arcadia

Within the ‘Arcadian’ pastoral landscape of the Sussex Downs, the house and gardens of St Mary’s House, Bramber provide the setting for songs reflecting on the beauty of nature as a metaphor for love, beauty and constancy.

Date & Time: Sunday 1 November, 3pm

Available Until: Sunday 8 November

Venue: YouTube

Event Content


Musicke in the Ayre

Gwendolen Martin soprano
Din Ghani lute & baroque guitar

Within the ‘Arcadian’ pastoral landscape of the Sussex Downs, the house and gardens of St Mary’s House, Bramber provide the setting for songs reflecting on the beauty of nature as a metaphor for love, beauty and constancy.

Filmed at St Mary’s House, Bramber with grateful thanks.

Programme


William Byrd
1539/40–1623
arr Francis Cutting
Will ye go walk the woods so wild

George Handford
1582/5–1647
Now each creature

Robert Jones
c.1577–1617
There is a garden in her face

Robert Johnson
c.1550–1625
Have you seen but a white lily

John Dowland
1562/3–1626
Oh sweet woods

Robert Johnson
c.1550–1625
Woods, rocks and mountains

Dowland Robin

Nicholas Lanier
1588–1666
No more shall meads

Thomas Campion
1567–1620
Your fair looks

Henry Lawes
1596–1662
Among the myrtles

William Lawes
1602–1645
Gather ye rosebuds