Rehearsing Buxtehude in Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford 

Rehearsing Buxtehude in Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford 

Welcome!

We're three parts vied, a friendly collective of chamber musicians who enjoy singing and playing the music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.  

So far we've presented a playlist of English, Restoration music for St. Cecilia and mingled Buxtehude with Kühnel, Schütz, Tunder and Schmelzer for a contemplative, late-night recital.

We're looking forward to going underground in September at the Thames Tunnel Museum to cut together reflections on departed friends and colleagues by Auden, Purcell, Heaney, Blow and others. 

We take our name from a line of George Herbert's poem, Easter:

 ...since all music is but three parts vied

                                         And multiplied,