Concert: MIGNARDA Ensemble presents BYRD Songes
February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MIGNARDA Ensemble: Donna Stewart & Ron Andrico, with Malina Rauschenfels & José Gotera…Cleveland’s resident early music specialists, will sing sacred polyphony and devotional songs by Elizabethan composer William Byrd (c.1543–1623), and a few of his contemporaries. A scant amount of Byrd’s music was arranged for lute during his lifetime, and several of the composer’s most beguiling motets survive solely in notation for solo voice and lute in the manuscripts of Catholic recusant Edward Paston. Mignarda will perform selections in this format as well as a cappella motets, along with Byrd’s exquisite Mass for Four Voices.