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Fretwork

Band, *1986 GB
Classical

Fretwork is a consort of viols based in England, United Kingdom. Formed in 1986, the group consisted of six players, while it is currently five viols. Its repertoire consists primarily of music of the Renaissance period, in particular that of Elizabethan and Jacobean England, arrangements of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, and contemporary music written for them.In 2008, they recorded two tracks on Ryuichi Sakamoto's album 'out of noise', and they have subsequently issued their latest recording - 'The Silken Tent' - in Japan only on Sakamoto's label Commmons.

     
Popular Tracks   
M. Buctons his Galiard (Susanna Galliard) from Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares on Dowland - Lachrimae by John Dowland, Fretwork & Christopher Wilson
The King of Denmarks Galiard from Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares on Dowland - Lachrimae by John Dowland, Fretwork & Christopher Wilson
The Earle of Essex Galiard from Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares on Dowland - Lachrimae by John Dowland, Fretwork & Christopher Wilson
Suite No. 1 in G Minor: IV. Saraband on Matthew Locke: The Little Consort by Matthew Locke & Fretwork
M. George Whitehead his Almand from Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares on Dowland - Lachrimae by John Dowland, Fretwork & Christopher Wilson
Lachrimae Antiquae from Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares on Dowland - Lachrimae by John Dowland, Fretwork & Christopher Wilson
Fantasias and In Nomines: Fantazia I in 3 Parts, Z. 732 on Purcell: The Complete Fantazias by Henry Purcell & Fretwork
Suite No. 1 in G Minor: III. Courante on Matthew Locke: The Little Consort by Matthew Locke & Fretwork
Byrd: Te lucis a 4 (Second Verse) on Byrd: The Consort Music by William Byrd & Fretwork
Byrd: In nomine a 5 IV on Byrd: The Consort Music by William Byrd & Fretwork

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Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Queen Katherine Parr & Songs Of ReformationThomas Tallis, Alamire With Fretwork, David Skinner2017Album
In Chains Of Gold: The English Pre-Restoration Verse Anthem Vol. 1; Orlando Gibbons - Complete Consort AnthemsFretwork, His Majestys Sagbutts And Cornetts, Magdalena Consort2017Album
Grant The King A Long Life (English Anthems & Instrumental Music)Thomas Weelkes / The Choir Of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, Fretwork, David Skinner2012Album
Tune Thy Musicke To Thy HartStile Antico, Fretwork2012Album
The Wode Collection (16th C. Music By Scottish, English & Continental Composers)Dunedin Consort, Fretwork2011Album
The 'Goldberg' VariationsJohann Sebastian Bach, Fretwork2011Album
The Complete FantaziasHenry Purcell / Fretwork2009Album
Harmonice Musices OdhecatonOttaviano Petrucci, Fretwork2008Album
Music For ViolsFretwork . Henry Purcell . William Lawes . Matthew Locke . John Jenkins2008Compil.
Birds On Fire - Jewish Music For ViolsFretwork2008Album
I Heard A Voice - The Music Of The Golden AgeThe King's College Choir Of Cambridge, Fretwork, Stephen Cleobury2007Album
These Distracted TimesThomas Tomkins, Fretwork, Alamire, The Choir Of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, David Skinner2007Album
Second Service & Consort AnthemsWilliam Byrd - Magdalen College Choir Oxford, Bill Ives, Fretwork2007Album
The Cries Of LondonTheatre Of Voices · Fretwork2006Album
ChansonsAlexander Agricola, Fretwork With Michael Chance2006Album
Im MaienLudwig Senfl / Fretwork, Charles Daniels2004Album
Consort SongsWilliam Byrd - Emma Kirkby, Fretwork2004Album
Orlando Gibbons: With a Merrie Noyse - Second Service & Consort AnthemsOrlando Gibbons, Fretwork2003Album
Lockerbie Memorial ConcertGavin Bryars, The Hilliard Ensemble, Fretwork2003Album
Above The StarrsThomas Tomkins • Fretwork2003Album
The Art Of FugueJohann Sebastian Bach, Fretwork2002Album
The Hidden FaceJohn Tavener / Fretwork, Michael Chance2002Album
The Consort Setts For 5 & 6 Viols And OrganFretwork, Paul Nicholson, William Lawes2002Compil.
Les Fugues Et CapricesFrançois Roberday - Fretwork / André Isoir2002Album
Armada (Music From The Courts Of England And Spain)Fretwork2000Compil.
Goe Nightly CaresJohn Dowland · William Byrd - Fretwork1999Compil.
Cadman RequiemGavin Bryars / The Hilliard Ensemble / Fretwork1998Album
Sit FastFretwork1997Album
Consort Of Fower PartsMatthew Locke, Fretwork1996Album
Consort Music For ViolsWilliam Byrd, John Dowland, William Lawes, Fretwork, Christopher Wilson, Catherine Bott1996Compil.
Concord Is Conquer'd (Consort Setts, Songs & Pieces For Lyra Viol)William Lawes, Fretwork1995Album
Fantazias & In NominesHenry Purcell - Fretwork1995Album
The English ViolFretwork1994Compil.
Lachrimae (1604)John Dowland, Fretwork1993Compil.
Missa Mater Christi SanctissimaJohn Taverner / The Sixteen / Harry Christophers With Fretwork1993Album
Lachrimae (1604)John Dowland, Fretwork1993Compil.
A Play Of Passion (Songs For The Elizabethan Stage, Consort Songs And Dances)Fretwork, Jeremy Budd, Michael Chance1993Album
Music For ViolsJohn Dowland • William Byrd • William Lawes, Fretwork1992Compil.
For Ye Violls (Consort Setts For 5 & 6 Viols And Organ)William Lawes : Fretwork, Paul Nicholson1991Album
Goe Nightly Cares (Dances From John Dowland's Lachrimae (1604) Consort Music And Songs By William Byrd)John Dowland, William Byrd / Fretwork, Michael Chance, Christopher Wilson1990Album
Night's Black Bird (John Dowland's Lachrimae Pavans (1604) And Consort Music By William Byrd)Fretwork, Christopher Wilson1989Album
Cries And Fancies (Fantasias, In Nomines And The Cries Of London)Orlando Gibbons / Fretwork With Paul Nicholson And Red Byrd1989Album
Armada (Music From The Courts Of Philip II And Elizabeth I)Fretwork, Michael Chance1988Album
Heart's Ease (Music For Viol Consort From The Late Tudor And Early Stuart Age)Anthony Holborne, William Byrd, John Dowland, John Bull, Orlando Gibbons, William Lawes, Alfonso Ferrabosco / Fretwork1988Album
In Nomine (16th C. English Music For Viols Including The Complete Consort Music Of Thomas Tallis)Fretwork1987Album
16th Century Music For ViolsFretwork / Rose Consort Of ViolsAlbum
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