Fontanella Recorder Quintet

The Woods So Wild

Friday 26 April 2019

5.30pm • All Saints Church • £15 / £7.50 under 18s.


C Monteverdi Quel augellin che canta from Il quatro libro de madrigali 

W Byrd The Leaves be Greene

G de Machaut Rose, Liz, Printemps

Borlet Ma tredol Rosignol

W Byrd arr R Austen-Brown The Woods So Wild

Thomas Ravenscroft Hey Downe Downe (from Pammelia)

Tomi RäisänenTaiga for recorder quintet and tape 50°0’N

H Purcell Hark! Each Tree (from Ode for St Cecilia’s Day) arr R Austen-Brown

H Purcell Fantasia Upon One Note

J Van Eyck Engels Nachtegaeltje from Der Fluyten Lust-hof

T Campion arr A Knight The Nightingale’s Response from The Lord’s Masque

Anonymous (Sixteenth Century Ballards) My Robin is to the Greenwood Gone

Anonymous (Sixteenth Century Ballards) Daphne

A Liadov arr R Austen-Brown The Legend of the Birds

C Saint-Saëns arr A Knight Volière (The Aviary) from Carnaval des Animaux

J Kosma/Johnny Mercer arr A Knight Autumn Leaves


Since the 1500s, the distinctive sound of the recorder has been used to imitate birdsong, inspiring generations of musicians and composers. This beautiful hour-long programme presents a feast of music of ancient woods with pieces by William Byrd, Henry VIII, Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Purcell and Marenzio, as well as some jazz arrangements and new sounds.  Fontanella will also give a workshop for schools at 1.30pm.

Includes a glass of Prosecco/fruit juice after the performance.

Unreserved seating

All Saints Church

Hillington Square/Church Lane, King's Lynn PE30 5AE

  • Wheelchairs accessible through main entrance with one small step
  • Full accessible toilet facilities nearby
  • Guide dogs admitted
  • A limited number of wheelchair spaces are available and must be booked in advance
  • Seating is unreserved

An unrestricted view cannot be guaranteed from all seats in this historic building.

The nearest car park is Boal Quay. Please note: Charges apply 24 hours a day, including for Blue Badge holders. Please ensure you pay the correct fee.  Current charges are available on the borough council website:

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