Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble: Psalms, Sonets, and Songs of Sadness and Pietie

In connection with the William Byrd Festival at Northwestern, this concert explores the composer’s secular side through a sampling of his gracefully plaintive, melancholy Songs of Sundrie Natures and Songs of Sadness and Pietie. The intimate sounds of the virginal evoke the turn of the 17th century— a time of sophisticated courtly chamber music, political intrigue, and musical evolution.

Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble: Psalms, Sonets, and Songs of Sadness and Pietie