Wednesday, 23 October 2013

La flûte et le théorbe

The recorder and the theorbo: one listens religiously. The floor shot was actually taken in the upper vestibule of the royal chapel.

La flûte et le théorbe : on écoute religieusement. La seconde photo a été prise dans le vestibule haut de la chapelle royale.

19 comments:

Whit Smith said...

Cool! Though the top photo doesn't do justice to the outlandish size of the theorbo! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCRAY8WFDRo

Sylvia K said...

This series has been so terrific, Ciel!! Thanks for sharing!!

LONDONLULU said...

Well, I *had* to google the theorbo to hear what it sounds like - no wonder one listens religiously! Beautiful shot of a beautiful instrument.

Michelle said...

That is quite an instrument. I need to listen to it on youtube!

Randy said...

I like the design on the floor.

Dave said...

I too had to watch the You tube clip as I had never heard of it . Thanks.

Thérèse said...

Un luth à long manche?
Et un sol que j'aimerais bien copier chez nous...

cieldequimper said...

Thanks for the link Whit. You're right but the photos I took while he was playing were a bit blurred...

Cezar and Léia said...

What a fabulous event, I like her dress, she looks gorgeous!
Léia

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I love that they have period clothing. Is the theorboer standing on a pedestal?

Stefan Jansson said...

I had to google that instrument. Great costumes.

cieldequimper said...

@ Wayne: yes!

Stuart said...

Nice shots! I hope you are planning to watch (or even record) Des Racines et des Ailes this evening (Wednesday on France3).

cieldequimper said...

@ Stuart: no but I'll find a way of catching up!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm off to google theorboer right now, this is my new thing for today, merci beaucoup Ciel :)

Small City Scenes said...

You always have such interesting posts. I am learning so much--thanks.
Did you get my various emails?
I post a pic for you today. MB

VP said...

The théorbe reminds me of Vermeer!

Lowell said...

You were able to get some very nice shots of this event and the people and their costumes. I've never heard of the theorbo before. I've known some theologians but there music was usually off-key! :))

William Kendall said...

I've heard that instrument played once. Very peculiar sound to the contemporary ear.

Beautifully shot!