Fires of Love, the critically acclaimed early music quartet specialising in innovative programmes of Renaissance and early Baroque chamber music, combining a stunning array of instruments with soprano and baritone voices.
Fires of Love present music of the period 1500-1700 in an accessible and historically informed style. The music is colourful, dramatic and lively. Informative programmes focus on lute and guitar songs, set amongst instrumental ensembles, solos, recent discoveries and the group’s own arrangements. The repertoire spans the breadth of Europe; the unique voice of the Spanish renaissance, the royal courts of war torn 17th century France, the flowering of the Italian baroque and the golden age of Elizabethan lute song. Instruments include lutes, archlute, theorbo, vihuela, baroque guitar, four-course guitar, recorders (from bass to garklein) and percussion.
‘Style and panache. An excellent group.’ *The Herald*
‘An impressive collection of talent.’ *The Scotsman*
A third album with Delphian Records , celebrating the Scottish and English music and poetry of the Jacobean era, has just been recorded (in March 2013), and is due for release towards the end of the year. It follows the critical success of Chansons a Plaisir, released in 2008 to coincide with the group’s tenth anniversary.
‘..A FITTING WAY TO MARK THE QUARTET’S TENTH ANNIVERSARY…A MULTIPLICITY OF COLOURS AND TEXTURES’ - from the Goldberg Magazine review