Leah Stuttard

Leah Stuttard is a medieval harpist, singer, composer, arranger and musicologist. She works globally with well known ensembles such as Hesperion XXI and Micrologus. In October 2018, she will record a new solo CD, 'Sacred Fragments' with podcasts to follow in 2019.

Sacred Fragments

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  • Price: £10
  • Date: Mon, Nov 19, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Venue: Worksop Priory
  • Location: Worksop

 

13th and 14th century sacred music and readings from England.

 

Played on a sweet and angelic harp with readings interspersed from the medieval mystic Julian of Norwich, a poem from a commonplace book on the shortness of life, comedy from one of the Towneley plays… The guiding idea behind this programme is the fact that so much English music from the Middle Ages is preserved only in very random and fragile ways – in fragments.

 

This is more an exploration of a harmonic world than a recreation of the sound of the Middle Ages and some music is liberally treated to a dose of improvisatory ecstasy, adding to its already meditative quality.