Strong Harbour Strings-Capriole

Date: Sunday October 28th

Time: 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Capriole

Sydney Chislett (11) and Matthew Drugget (13) play Renaissance music on Renaissance instruments – treble and tenor Viola da Gamba. The Viola da Gamba, or “viol of the leg” was an instrument that co-existed with the violin family for about 100 years before dying out in the mid to late 1700s. It has six strings and frets, and is played with a bow. looks a bit like a cross between a guitar and a cello. It has a beautiful, soft, resonant and somewhat reedy sound. Matthew and Sydney’s repertoire includes dance music – Bransles, basse dances and Playford dances – traditional songs such as La Folia, Carillon de Vendome and Goe from my Window, and art music by Lassus and dating from 1200 to about 1650. Both boys are very articulate and personable and are good “stage personalities.”