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Dhrupad Fantasia - Part 2: Afternoon, Evening and Night

The second 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 second 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 second half focuses on music associated with the afternoon, evening and night-time.

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

59 minutes

Music Played

  • Elway Bevin

    Browning a 3

    Ensemble: Hathor Consort. Singer: Uday Bhawalkar.
  • Traditional Indian

    Raga Bhimpalasi

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

    Ut re mi fa sol la

    Ensemble: Hathor Consort.
  • Traditional Indian

    Raga Bhupali

    Performer: Jasdeep Singh Degun. Singer: Uday Bhawalkar.
  • John Coprario

    Fantasia a 3

    Ensemble: Hathor Consort.
  • Jacob van Eyck

    Onse Vader

    Performer: Hathor Consort.
  • Anonymous

    When May is in her prime

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

    M. Henry Noell his Galliard

    Ensemble: Hathor Consort.
    • Fuga Libera.

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