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14-Jan-2012
Sonnambula – Winter Songs from Renaissance England

Join acclaimed viola da gamba consort Sonnambula for a program of English Renaissance consort music and songs inspired by winter, with mezzo-soprano, Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, of the acclaimed Medieval vocal quartet, Anonymous 4.  The concert will feature William Byrd's "In Winter Cold": Winter Songs from Renaissance England.

The great creation myths of most Western civilizations describe winter's entry into the world alongside punishment and plague. That its arrival greatly imperiled food supplies and health, and left agrarian societies at the mercy of nature, is reason for its romanticization in the Renaissance as the season of lovelessness and death, especially when juxtaposed with the fecundity promised by spring. Renaissance composers sometimes indulged in these darker sentiments by setting texts to "melancholic" music, en vogue at the time, but at other times used music to highlight some of the more playful and pleasurable aspects of the season. This concert will explore the many manifestations of winter in the glorious music of the English Renaissance. Music of Byrd, Dowland, Tomkins, Lupo, Gibbons, and others.

 

 

Saturday, January 14, at 7 PM
Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary
29 Alexander Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
$15 general admission
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**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music