ARTEK Early Music presents: Byrd 1589 – Songs of Sundrie Natures I

As its name suggests, Byrd’s 1589 volume of songs titled Songs of Sundrie Natures varies widely in scoring, style, and mood. Byrd’s preface says that he is “desirous to delight thee with varietie, whereof (in my opinion) no Science is more plentifully adorned then Musicke,” and he offers the book as a musical compilation “to serve for all companies and voyces,” signing himself “The most affectionate freend to all that love or learne Musick.” ARTEK singers Laura Heimes, soprano; Eric Brenner, countertenor; Richard Pittsinger, tenor; Andrew Fuchs, tenor; Elijah Blaisdell, baritone; and Peter Becker, bass perform a selection of both sacred and secular masterpieces for 3, 4, 5 and 6 voices with keyboard and lute accompaniment, including the 7 Penitential Songs and the beautiful partsong If In Thine Heart.

Join ARTEK in two performances on Saturday, October 28 at 7 pm and Sunday, October 29 at 4 pm at St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church in NYC! For more information and tickets, visit:

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