Fretwork
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1986
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Fretwork Biography (Wikipedia)

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.

The group has toured all over the world, with tours of Japan and the United States, and three visits to Russia, the first in 1989, when it was still a part of the Soviet Union. They initiated a series of courses for voices and viols on the Greek island of Evvia with Michael Chance, and have also been invited twice to teach on the annual Conclave of the Viola da Gamba Society of America.

In addition to its performances of early music, Fretwork has been active in commissioning new works for viol consort. Its 1997 recording Sit Fast includes new works by such composers as Gavin Bryars, Tan Dun, and Elvis Costello. It has also commissioned music from Sir John Tavener, Michael Nyman, Alexander Goehr, George Benjamin, Duncan Druce, Fabrice Fitch, Gavin Bryars, Barry Guy, Poul Ruders, Simon Bainbridge, Ivan Moody, John Woolrich, Thea Musgrave, Peter Sculthorpe, Sally Beamish, Andrew Keeling and Orlando Gough.

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Anthony Holborne
The Fairie-Round Galliard
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The Fairie-Round Galliard
Henry Purcell
Fantazia à 3 No 3 in G minor
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Fantazia à 3 No 3 in G minor
John Jenkins & Fretwork
Fantasy à 5 No 16 in D major
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Fantasy à 5 No 16 in D major
Henry Purcell
Fantazia No 8 in D minor for four instruments
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Fantazia No 8 in D minor for four instruments
William Byrd
Christe Redemptor a 4
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Christe Redemptor a 4
Henry Purcell
Fantazia upon One Note
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Fantazia upon One Note
Orlando Gibbons
This is the record of John
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This is the record of John
Johann Sebastian Bach
Fantasia in G major BWV 572
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Fantasia in G major BWV 572
Josquin des Prez
De tous biens playne, a 4
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De tous biens playne, a 4
Alexander Agricola
Fors seulement, a 4
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Fors seulement, a 4
Orlando Gibbons
The Cryes of London, Part Two
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The Cryes of London, Part Two
Henry Purcell
Fantasia No 7 in C minor
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Fantasia No 7 in C minor
Orlando Gibbons
In Nomine in 5 parts - No. 1
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In Nomine in 5 parts - No. 1
Purcell & Fretwork
In nomine for 7 viols in G minor 'Dorian', Z747
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In nomine for 7 viols in G minor 'Dorian', Z747
Henry Purcell
Fantasia in G minor in 7 parts 'In Nomine'
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Fantasia in G minor in 7 parts 'In Nomine'
William Lawes
Consort Sett à 5 in A minor (Aire)
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Consort Sett à 5 in A minor (Aire)
Orlando Gibbons
Fantasia à 6
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Fantasia à 6
William Byrd
Fantasia à 5 'Two in One'
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Fantasia à 5 'Two in One'
John Taverner
In nomine (Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas)
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In nomine (Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas)
Henry Purcell
In nomine for 7 viols in G minor 'Dorian', Z747
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In nomine for 7 viols in G minor 'Dorian', Z747
Henry Purcell
In nomine in G minor for 6 instruments
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In nomine in G minor for 6 instruments
John Wilbye
Draw on, sweet night (Proms 2016)
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Draw on, sweet night (Proms 2016)
Nico Muhly
Gentle sleep (Proms 2016)
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Gentle sleep (Proms 2016)
Robert Ramsey
Sleep, Fleshly Birth (Proms 2016)
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Sleep, Fleshly Birth (Proms 2016)
Thomas Tomkins
Be strong and of a good courage (Proms 2016)
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Be strong and of a good courage (Proms 2016)
William Byrd
Fantasia a 5, 'Two parts in one in the fourth above' (Proms 2016)
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Fantasia a 5, 'Two parts in one in the fourth above' (Proms 2016)
Huw Watkins
The Phoenix and the Turtle (Proms 2016)
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The Phoenix and the Turtle (Proms 2016)
Thomas Morley
It was a lover and his lass (Proms 2016)
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It was a lover and his lass (Proms 2016)
Henry Purcell
Fantazia upon one note Z.745 in F major for 5 instruments
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Fantazia upon one note Z.745 in F major for 5 instruments
Johann Sebastian Bach
Fugue in E flat major ("St Anne"), BWV 552/2
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Fugue in E flat major ("St Anne"), BWV 552/2
Tomkins & Fretwork
Galliard
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Galliard
William Lawes
Fantasia in C major
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Fantasia in C major
Orlando Gibbons
Fantasia in 6 parts, No. 1 in D
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Fantasia in 6 parts, No. 1 in D
Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (Variation 13)
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Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (Variation 13)
Thomas Lupo
Fantasia a 6 no. 9 in G major
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Fantasia a 6 no. 9 in G major
William Byrd
Browning, 'The leaves be green' à 5
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Browning, 'The leaves be green' à 5
Johann Sebastian Bach
Chorale-Prelude 'Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist', BWV 671
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Chorale-Prelude 'Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist', BWV 671
John Dowland
The King of Denmark's Galliard
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The King of Denmark's Galliard
Johann Sebastian Bach
Art of Fugue: Contrapunctus 3
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Art of Fugue: Contrapunctus 3
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2016: PCM 5
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Cadogan Hall, London
2016-08-15T18:51:30
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Aug
2016
Proms 2016: PCM 5

Proms 2016: PCM 5

13:00
Cadogan Hall, London
BBC Singers 2014-15 Season: BBC Singers and Fretwork
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Cadogan Hall, London
2014-09-30T18:51:30
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30
Sep
2014
BBC Singers 2014-15 Season: BBC Singers and Fretwork

BBC Singers 2014-15 Season: BBC Singers and Fretwork

19:30
Cadogan Hall, London
Proms 2013: Proms Chamber Music 8: Dowland
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Cadogan Hall
2013-09-02T18:51:30
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Sep
2013
Proms 2013: Proms Chamber Music 8: Dowland

Proms 2013: Proms Chamber Music 8: Dowland

13:00
Cadogan Hall
Proms 1998: Prom 06
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Royal Albert Hall
1998-07-21T18:51:30
21
Jul
1998

Proms 1998: Prom 06

22:00
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1997: Proms Chamber Music 05
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Victoria & Albert Museum
1997-08-18T18:51:30
18
Aug
1997

Proms 1997: Proms Chamber Music 05

13:00
Victoria & Albert Museum

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