During the lockdown, Dutch theorboist Chrystel Brandenburgh invited Emma to work together on seventeenth-century repertoire. In between working on composers including Purcell and Monteverdi, they recorded two Christmas songs.
“Flappie” is a famous Dutch Christmas song by Youp van ‘t Hek. It tells the story of a child’s pet rabbit who mysteriously disappeared on Christmas day…
We also recorded the haunting “What Child is This?” – a setting of Greensleeves with lyrics by William Chatterton Dix.
With thanks to Kathinka de Ruiter, our director and producer.