broken consort


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broken consort

n. Music
An ensemble whose instruments are not all from the same family.

broken consort

n
(Instruments) See consort4
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The broken consort, she says, 'is most suitable for performances of dance music and popular song'.
70) Thus whilst Mary Chan and John Long both suggest that the common players performed their own music only until ca 1590 and then employed professionals, (71) and David Lindley speculates that the increased use of music in As You Like It (1599) and Twelfth Night (1600) is in response to the success of the children, (72) it looks instead very much as though Henslowe/Admirals are setting up their own broken consort just in time for the publication of Morley's book of consort lessons, and before the revival of the children's musical theatre, whilst Phillips's will indicates player-music still in action in 1605.
It will start with Beethoven's Piano Trio Opus 70 No 1, known as The Ghost, followed by a new work to Warwick, Huw Watkins's Broken Consort.
He said that Broken Consort would be of particular interest as last year, supporters were asked to buy a bar of music to help to pay for the commission fee.
I am also unconvinced by the use of solo voice with broken consort to perform most of the music in these programmes.
This is music ideally suited to solo voice and broken consort, and the consort here is vivid and sympathetic, with the lirone used to great effect in some of the darker pieces.
Rouse's Broken Consort adds synthesizers and electric bass, for his sinewy, pulsing, politically themed minimalist writings.
It turned out to be a very successful melodic piece for Broken Consort that gives that group a breather after some of the heavier workouts.
The music offers plenty of variety: winds, strings, broken consorts, vocal ensembles, and so on.