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20-May-2012
Harpsichord Concert - English Virginalists and Visitors

The Virginalists were a group of English composers from the late 16th and early 17th centuries, associated with Queen Elizabeth I. }Virginal" is an old term for a plucking keyboard instrument, or harpsichord, with a rectangular shape, called such “because, like a virgin, it soothes with a sweet and gentle voice.” Handel was born in Halle, Germany and stayed in Italy before settling in London (1712) and becoming a naturalized British subject in 1727. Haydn was a lifelong resident of Austria, but visited England twice, where he led highly successful concerts and composed and published a number of his best known works. J.S. Bach never visited England, indeed he didn't travel further than 250 miles from home. However, there is a possible English connection: his first set of six suites were supposed to have been composed for an Englishman of rank.

David Clark Little studied Organ, Harpsichord and Composition at the West Chester State University, PA, and in the Netherlands, at the conservatories of Hilversum, Amsterdam, and Utrecht. Several of his teachers were well-known, including harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt; and organist Keith Chapman. He has performed widely solo and in ensembles such as Tactus Baroque Ensemble, The Academy conducted by Frans Brüggen, The Netherlands Vocal Ensemble conducted by Rudolf Grasman, The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra under Lev Markiz, and La Fiocco led by Lewis Baratz; in the USA, the Netherlands, France, and Indonesia. Currently he is Organist/Choir Director at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Doylestown, PA and teaches organ, harpsichord, and piano. Running a private studio, he produces CDs with the Adnarim label. Among these are his performances of harpsichord Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti; and his own arrangement of the Goldberg Variations by Johann Sebastian Bach. See David Clark Little's Harpsichord Homepage.

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March 29 2015
Mar-29-2015
The Friends of the Princeton University Library announce "Les Plaisirs de Versailles: Music for the Court of Louis XIV" will be performed by Les Agréments de musique** (Minju Lee, harpsichord, and John Burkhalter, recorders), in the Firestone Library, Main Gallery for Rare Books and Special Collections. In celebration of the exhibition "Versailles on Paper," this FREE concert will feature works by Lully, Charpentier, Campra, Hotteterre, Marais and both Louis and Francois Couperin. For additional information visit: www.graphicarts@princeton.edu.

March 29, 2015, 3PM.

**Les Agréments de musique is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
April 12 2015
Apr-12-2015
Sunday, April 12th, 2015 4PM St. Andrews Episcopal Church presents Les Agréments de musique.**  Minju Lee, harpsichord and John Burkhalter, recorders.

 The program will focus on composers associated with the court of Louis XIV features works by Lully, Campra, Dieupart, and others. Suggested Donation $20 per person.

St Andrews Episcopal Church is located at the corner of York and Main Streets in Lambertville, NJ.  For further information visit standrewslambertville.org or  609-397-2425.

** Les Agréments de musique is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
April 19 2015
Apr-19-2015
La Bernadinia**, Rainer Beckmann, recorder; Donna Fournier, viola da gamba; and Marcia Kravis, harpsichord will be joined by organist Chad Fothergill to perform works from popular collections such as The Division Flute, The Division Viol, The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, Byrd's Parthenia in-Violata, Hume's First Part of Ayres, and Locke's Little Consort.

Enjoy a spring afternoon with delightful early English chamber music in the lovely acoustics of University Lutheran Church.  Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3PM.

University Lutheran Church of the Incarnation
3637 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Free will offering

**La Bernadinia is a member of the Guild of Early Music.
 
April 25 2015
Apr-25-2015
Le Triomphe de l’amour** will be your guide on a musical tour of London, with stops at Covent Garden, the pleasure gardens of Vauxhall and Ranelagh, and the celebrated Concert Rooms.

Music by Handel, Abel, Stanley, J.C. Bach, and more.

Laura Heimes, soprano
John Burkhalter, recorders
Donna Fournier, viola da gamba
Janet Palumbo, harpsichord.

The concert will be illustrated with projected pictures and contemporary readings. Tickets are available at the door. Saturday, April 25, 2015, 8:00PM

Unitarian Church of Princeton 50 Cherry Hill Rd. Princeton, NJ www.triomphebaroque.org


**Le Triomphe de l’amour is a member of the Guild for Early Music.

**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music