Nigel North, lutenist, and James Taylor, Professor in the Practice of Voice and Coordinator of the Program in Voice: Early Music, Oratorio, and Chamber Ensemble, Institute of Sacred Music, Yale University
This concert will explore some of the musical interests of the Paston family, particularly those of Edward Paston (1550–1630), who was an accomplished lute player and collector of a wide range of music. His musical manuscripts include Latin motets, Italian madrigals, and French chansons, as well as consort songs and motets by William Byrd (1539/43–1623) and Thomas Tallis (ca. 1505–1585), among others.
The performance is presented with support of the Yale Center for British Art through the generosity of the Terry F. Green 1969 Fund for British Art and Culture.