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Dhrupad Fantasia - Part 1: Morning

The first part of a concert from the York Early Music Festival - an imaginary meeting of Elizabethan consort music and Hindustani Dhrupad from the court of Akbar the Great.

Hannah French presents the first half of a concert from the York Early Music Festival - an imaginary meeting of Elizabethan consort music and Hindustani Dhrupad from the court of Akbar the Great.

This concert, given at the National Centre for Early Music as part of this year's York International Early Music Festival features the Belgium-based ensemble - the Hathor Consort, alongside Hindustani vocalist Uday Bhawalkar and jori player Jasdeep Singh.

"Dhrupad Fantasia" is the imagination of creating a wondrous fancie, a visionary idea or illusion to bring together raga-based improvisations over the idea of polyphonic instrumental music, both rooted in the art music of the 16th Century. This first half focuses on music associated with the morning.

The programme also includes interviews with cultural historian Nima Poovaya-Smith and poems read by actor Art Malik.

59 minutes

Music Played

  • Trad.

    Alap in Morning Raga Bhairavi

    Performer: Jasdeep Singh. Ensemble: Hathor Consort. Singer: Uday Bhawalkar.
  • Tobias Hume

    A Meditation

    Performer: Jasdeep Singh Degun. Ensemble: Hathor Consort. Singer: Uday Bhawalkar.
  • Tobias Hume

    Captain Hume's Lamentation

    Performer: Jasdeep Singh Degun. Ensemble: Hathor Consort. Singer: Uday Bhawalkar.
  • Trad.

    Jod in Morning Raga Bhairavi

    Performer: Jasdeep Singh. Ensemble: Hathor Consort. Singer: Uday Bhawalkar.
  • William Whytbroke

    In nomine

    Performer: Jasdeep Singh. Ensemble: Hathor Consort. Singer: Uday Bhawalkar.
  • Robert Parsons

    In nomine

    Performer: Jasdeep Singh Degun. Ensemble: Hathor Consort. Singer: Uday Bhawalkar.
  • Tobias Hume

    Passion of Musicke

    Performer: Jasdeep Singh Degun. Ensemble: Hathor Consort. Singer: Uday Bhawalkar.
  • Trad.

    Jhala in Morning Raga Bhairavi

    Performer: Jasdeep Singh. Ensemble: Hathor Consort. Singer: Uday Bhawalkar.
  • Anonymous

    When Daphne from fair Phoebus did fly

    Composer: Jacob van Eyck. Performer: Jasdeep Singh Degun. Ensemble: Hathor Consort. Singer: Uday Bhawalkar.
  • John Dowland

    The King of Denmark, his Galliard

    Performer: Jasdeep Singh Degun. Ensemble: Hathor Consort. Singer: Uday Bhawalkar.
  • Uday Bhawalkar

    Morning Raga Bhairavi: Gyan Mad Mate

    Performer: Jasdeep Singh Degun. Ensemble: Hathor Consort. Singer: Uday Bhawalkar.

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