Proudly announcing our new album release: Woods So Wild
In this beautiful collection of Medieval and Renaissance consort pieces, Fontanella explores the theme of nature expressed in music, from the simple English ballad settings Strawberry Leaves and My Robin, through the complex virelais of the French medieval Ars Nova, to the exquisite word painting of the Italian renaissance madrigal. Works include Machaut’s Rose Liz Printemps, William Byrd’s famous settings of The Leaves be Green and The Woods So Wild, as well as the remarkable birdsong chanson L’Alouette by Janequin. A feast of feathery and leafy pleasures!
Woods So Wild is now available from Barn Cottage Records where you can take advantage of our special offers and ‘early bird’ discounts. You can also buy it in person at either of our two launch concerts in London (30th January, RCM) and Horsham, West Sussex (7th February, St Mary’s Church). More details from our Concert page.
Taster Tracks from Woods So Wild
Anon: Strawberry Leaves
Vaillant: Par Maintes Foys
Fontanella’s first CD The Fruit of Love on the BCR label features beautiful Elizabethan music by Holborne, Byrd, Simpson and Dowland as well Tim Coker’s modern work, The Leaves be Green. Stock levels are now very limited but we plan to offer MP3 downloads of some tracks in the near future. Do contact us if you need further information.