Secret Fires of Love


Secret fires of love tells the story of intense love through songs ranging from the amorous yearnings for a country lass, to the burning desires of tormented souls. This exploration of the multifaceted outpourings of lovers focuses on some of the most dramatic music written between the late 16th and 18th Centuries.


In Secret Fires of Love, the performers take a fresh approach to Renaissance and Baroque songs by treating texts freely to transform inexpressive notation into a passionate musical declamation. Daniel Thomson adopts the persona of a storyteller, and like singers of the past, he uses techniques of rhetorical delivery to re-create the natural style of performance, listeners from the era would have heard.

©​ Daniel Thomson 2020