Matthew Nisbet- Introducing the Theorbo                Saturday, 21st September, 2013
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Matthew Nisbett introduces the historical origins and repertoire of an instrument unfamiliar to most of his audience. The recording on this page carries just some of his chosen pieces. He delighted his audience with the very individual tone of the instrument, choosing to show it off with items which were the favourites of King Louis XIV. During the second half of the evening, Alison Blundell and Michael Taylor contrasted the mellow tones of the theorbo with the majestic power of the new grand piano given to the church, in memory of her father, Clifford Tottle, a long-time worshipper at All Saints’, by his daughter, Bryony. Lucy Fews, not for the first time, demonstrated her dexterity with her chosen instrument, the violin.
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