Dowland and Williams
Online via Wigmore Hall Website
Since its foundation in 1985, the viol consort has helped disseminate and renew a tradition of music formerly little known beyond a small band of specialists, its extraordinary standard of playing wedded to an approach to repertory that has seen it seek out forgotten music as well as commissioning new works from contemporary composers. In its continued Musick’s Monument series, Fretwork surveys English consort music from Cornysh to Purcell across three seasons. Alongside pieces by the Elizabethan master Dowland is a 2004 work by Adrian Williams that reflects on his pavans.