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THE BALTIMORE CONSORT — In Angel’s Wede: Music For Mary Queen of Scots

January 27, 2024 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST

In Angel’s Wede: Music For Mary Queen of Scots

A brand new program by a perennially favourite ensemble of EMSI audiences.

Music from Scotland, France, England and Italy with a captivating narration by Emmy Award winner (and television and radio personality) Robert Aubry Davis.

The short life of Mary Queen of Scots (1542–1587) was the stuff of great drama. Why has this sixteenthcentury
Scottish queen captivated us for centuries? The layers of romance, deceit, political maneuvering, and
the long Catholic and Protestant feud are all told in Mary’s tale.



The gowans are gay John Forbes, Songs and Fancies, 1662
Adew Dundee Skene MS c. 1630–33

Youth in France
Reading: Fair flower of fifteen springs (Ronsard)
C’est moys de May Clément Janequin (1485–1558)
Queen’s Pavane and Gaillarde Estienne du Tertre, VIIme livre de danceries, 1557
J’ay suis desheritée Pierre Cadéac, Quart livre …chansons nouvelles, 1540
Branles d’escosse Estienne du Tertre

Reading: (Arbeau)
A suite of branles Thoinet Arbeau, Orchésographie, 1589

Reading: Ronsard, if your good, gentle-natured heart (Mary)
Mignonne allons voir si la rose Ronsard, pub. Jehan Chardavoine, Voix de ville, 1576
Gaillarde d’escosse P ierre Phalèse, Liber primus leviorum carminum, 1572
Bransle d’escosse Estienne du Tertre
Ma petite colombelle Ronsard, Jehan Chardavoine, Voix de ville, 1576


Back home in Scotland
Reading: For who can denie… (John Knox)
Doun in yon bank Anon., Skene MS
What mightie motion Anon., Thomas Wode’s Partbooks c.1562-1590
Alace, I ly alon Anon., Skene MS
Our Father God celestiall Pierre Cadéac (fl.1538–1558)

Lutenist, David Riccio, The Pope’s “spy”
La Spagna Francesco da Milano (1497–1543)
Morir non può il mio core Maddalena Casulana (1544–1590)
Fantasia No. 34 Francesco da Milano

Imprisonment and Execution in England
Reading: O Lord my God, receive my prayer (Mary)
In Angel’s Wede William Byrd (ca.1540–1623)

Reading: Alive a Queen, now dead I am a Saint (Robert Southwell)
A Scot’s Tune Jane Pickeringe Lute Book, ca.1617
Green grows the rashes Anon., Balcarres Lute Book 1692–94


Mary Ann Ballard
Mark Cudek, cittern, bass viol
Larry Lipkis, viols, recorders
Ronn McFarlane, lute
Mindy Rosenfeld, winds
Danielle Svonavec, soprano
with Robert Aubry Davis, narrator


January 27, 2024
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST
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924 Douglas St.
Victoria, BC V8W 2C1 Canada
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