About Early Music Consort of London
The Early Music Consort of London was founded by conductor/harpischordist Christopher Hogwood and musicologist/performer David Munrow in 1967 and disbanded in 1976 following Munrow's untimely death at the age of 33. Munrow led the group in its Nonesuch release, Pleasures of the Royal Court. The group's impact was such that its recording of "The Fairie Round" by 16th-century English composer Anthony Holborne was included on the Voyager Golden Record, the compilation of sounds and images representative of life on Earth sent with the two Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977.
November 15, 1987
Before 1500, composed music flourished primarily where wealthy patrons could afford to maintain substantial musical establishments—in churches, royal palaces, and at the courts of nobleman. The Early Music Consort of London performs this early music, drawing from the repertory of France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.