Hello and Happy New Year from the Frozen North!!
Here we have a piece of music from the Renaissance Era, Fantasia "Eco", by Italian Adriano Banchieri 1568-1634. I don't know anything about the origins or intent of this music, I came across it as a Midi file for 4 voices which was created by one Mathieu Ouellet and the file size was a scant 5K. I elaborated on the arrangement by adding parts and transposing sections to bring the musical themes more to the fore. It was not important to me to stick to a period orchestral sound with this piece, but instead, to try and dramatize the chivalrous and noble themes. To me, the music speaks of the ironies and weighty decisions which rested upon the shoulders of a King.
Fantasia Eco - Adriano Banchieri 1568-1634
Best wishes for a great Twenty-ten!!