David Bouchier returns to the theme of musical cities with a program about London. From Purcell to Elgar, London has been a musical center for more than four hundred years. Everybody who is anybody in music comes to London sooner or later, and we'll hear their music and their stories throughout the afternoon.
Town musicians in England in the 16th and 17th centuries were called "waytes." They were roaming minstrels who would play under people's windows to wake them up, and provide fanfares for guests arriving in the town. Piffaro Renaissance Band featured music for just such an English Renaissance group on their CD Waytes, and you'll hear some of it this week on Sunday Baroque.
Every day the music programs on WSHU bring you not only the familiar pieces you've come to love over the years, but our hosts delve deep into our incredible library to discover the hidden gems that add spice to our music mix. You're invited to spend the day on a musical journey with us.