Fretwork
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1986
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Fretwork

Fretwork Biography (Wikipedia)

Fretwork is a consort of viols based in England, United Kingdom. Formed in 1986, the group initially 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. It currently teaches each year in the first week of Dartington International Summer School.

In addition to its performances of earlier 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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Past BBC Events

Proms 2016: PCM 5
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e8pn3d
Cadogan Hall, London
2016-08-15T03:52:46
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15
Aug
2016
Proms 2016: PCM 5

Proms 2016: PCM 5

Cadogan Hall, London
BBC Singers 2014-15 Season: BBC Singers and Fretwork
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ehpg9r
Cadogan Hall, London
2014-09-30T03:52:46
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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
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/egmq9r
Cadogan Hall
2013-09-02T03:52:46
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2
Sep
2013
Proms 2013: Proms Chamber Music 8: Dowland

Proms 2013: Proms Chamber Music 8: Dowland

Cadogan Hall
Proms 1998: Prom 06
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e5gj5v
Royal Albert Hall
1998-07-21T03:52:46
21
Jul
1998

Proms 1998: Prom 06

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1997: Proms Chamber Music 05
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/edm8gw
Victoria & Albert Museum
1997-08-18T03:52:46
18
Aug
1997

Proms 1997: Proms Chamber Music 05

Victoria & Albert Museum

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