Catchy Tunes

Well-known melodies from Europe

Has this ever happened to you?
Suddenly a melody comes to your mind and you can't get rid of it.
The melody spins in your head and after a while small changes emerge. With such "earworms", mostly well-known folk songs, composers have inspired each other across centuries and borders to create great works.
At no time was the music impressed by political boundaries:
French songs reach Spain, English songs reach Germany - a lively cultural exchange that finds a reflection in the selection of this concert.

Instrumental version: 4 viols and lute
Vocal version: soprano, 4 viols and lute