Hannah Morrison soprano
Marnix De Cat countertenor
HATHOR CONSORT 5 viols, lute, harp, virginal, flute, salterio
Romina Lischka viola da gamba & artistic direction
IN MY INNER HEART OF HEARTS
Lamentos, songs & dances in Shakespeare’s plays at the court of Elizabeth I
“If the music be the food of love, play on!” With this yearning plea begins the comedy Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. A wealth of sensual Renaissance sounds from the world of Shakespeare is now brought to life by the Hathor Consort. Shakespeare’s plays are full of music. Lovers, queens, kings, clowns, shepherds, craftsmen, goblins and ghosts sing and dance: joyful, mournful, boisterous, dreamy. All these richly composed scenes and characters are now embraced. Hannah Morrison’s enchanting soprano and Marnix De Cat’s beguiling alto provide sensitive portrayals of Renaissance ballads.