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The Guild's Annual Early Music Event - The Grounds for Sculpture.
The Guild for Early Music will be featured in the 7th Annual Early Music Festival at the Grounds fro Sculpture on Sunday, October 16, 2011, from Noon to 5:30 PM. This year's theme is "Light and Dark," and member ensembles will perform Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque concerts throughout the afternoon in the SJCA building.

Two vocal ensembles and a "loud band" will perform outdoors in the park (weather permitting) , as well as in the main venue.

Free sculpture tours inspired by this year's festival theme "Light and Dark."

We finish with a "petting zoo" of instruments played during the festival: visitors can try out the some the instruments. This year we expect viola da gamba, baroque cello, harpsichord, sackbut, harp, vielle, dulcian, baroque bassoon, kortholt, psaltery, and recorders of many sizes.


 

12:00 Noon
Master of Ceremonies - WWFM - Welcome.
12:05 PM
La Spirita (Viol consort with voice performs songs and dances of 17th-century England)
12:35PM Musica Dolce (Baroque ensemble)
1:05 PM

Dryden Ensemble (Baroque ensemble.  Jane McKinley, director)

1:35 PM Vox Fidelis (a capella vocal ensemble performing pre-Renaissance music by English composer John Sheppard)
2:00 PM

Practitioners of Musick ("The Baroque in Holland" a brief survey of 17th-century Dutch music from the age of Rembrandt and Vermeer as presented by The Practitioners of Musick.)

2:25 PM

La Fiocco (Bucks County's period instrument ensemble featuring Joseph Hill, countertenor, with harpsichord, recorders, baroque cello, and baroque bassoon.)

2:50 PM The Englechor Consort  (Songs and dances, both happy and sad, from the 13th, 14th and early 15th centuries, played on recorders, vielles, harp, psaltery, hurdy gurdy and drums.)
3:15 PM Le triomphe de l'amour (Janet Palumbo, harpsichord, John Burkhalter, recorder. Music composed in Rome during the early years of the 18th century - airs and dances for recorder and harpsichord by Mancini and Pasquini and works for harpsichord solo by Pasquini and Alessandro Scarlatti. ) 
3:35PM Mostly Motets (Vocal ensemble. Renaissance composers reflect on the ambiguity of first and last light in life, love, and faith in selections by Byrd, Dowland, Morley, Tallis, and Willbye.)
4:00 PM Gloria Consort (Baroque ensemble - music of the French baroque.  Orum Stringer, recorder, Kenton Meyer, baroque flute and recorder, Lynn Fergusson, viola da gamba, for flute, recorders, gamba, Ernest Meyer, harpsichord.)
4:25 PM Delaware River Consort / Spectra Musica  (Vocal quartet, Renaissance wind band with recorders, sackbut, cornetti cornemuse, kortholts and dulcians, and several guest artists collaborate for an early music smorgasbord - works Palestrina, Greene, Gabrieli, Dowland, Lassus, and others.)
5:00 PM "Petting Zoo" - your chance to play a hurdy-gurdy.

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October 26 2014
Oct-26-2014
La Fiocco** presents Birds of a Feather, Virtuoso Recorder Music of the Renaissance, Baroque, and 21st Century.  Artistic director Lewis R. Baratz is joined by three outstanding young artist recorder players, Aik Shin Tan, Andrew Broadwater, and 17-year-old Piffaro and international recorder competition winner Martin Bernstein. 

Also performing on the program are Ann Bies, a Philadelphia-based recorder player, Lynn Fergusson, Benjamin Berman, John Armato, and John Orluk, performing on viola da gamba, harpsichord, lute, theorbo, cittern, and baroque guitar. 

Works by Henry VIII, Dowland, Trabaci, van Eyck, Telemann, and contemporary prize-winning recorder composer Glen Shannon. 

Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury (New Hope), PA.  $25, $10 students.  For more information, contact info@lafiocco.org. Visit lafiocco.org.

**La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music.

 
October 31 2014
Oct-31-2014
Friday, October 31, 2014, 8PM: De Profundis: In the Shadow of Death.  Funeral music by German baroque composer Johann Rosenmüller (1619-1684)

“Life itself is but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows of the living.” - Sir Thomas Browne

Trinity Church, Princeton 33 Mercer Street Princeton, NJ 08540

Johann Rosenmüller has come to the forefront of attention in recent years as a composer of remarkable musical depth and talent. His ability to create both intense vocal drama is equaled by his expressive string writing. In his larger monumental settings of psalms he combines the spatial sensitivity of Monteverdi with the virtuosic string ensemble music of the second half of the 17th century, foreshadowing the sacred music of Bach. His smaller cantatas are gems of text painting and expressive string writing. In the 21st century, audiences are finally beginning to discover the mid-baroque repertoire and the masterpieces of this exceptionally superb composer.

**ARTEK is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
November 15 2014
Nov-15-2014
La Spirita Viola da Gamba** consort performs "Come Away" A journey to Renaissance Europe and Beyond for 5 viols and for voice and viols. Music by Byrd, Holborne, Marenzio, Monteverdi, Bach, Pachelbel, and others.

Saturday, November 15th 2:00PM.  Free of charge.
Lawrenceville Library: Brunswick Avenue and Darrah Lane

For more info, visit www.laspiritaviols.org or contact: Lawrence Programs 609-989-6920 lawprogs@mcl.org. Reservations suggested but not necessary More info: Judith.klotz@comcast.net 609 393 3762.

La Spirita is a member of the Guild for Early Music.

**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music