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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 03 2017
Mar-03-2017
March is National Early Music Month !!

Early Music Princeton* presents Stabat mater, a Lenten Evening, with vocal and instrumental works on the themes of Christ and the Virgin Mary. Works by Verancini, Biber, Telemann, Geminiani, J. S. Bach, and selections from Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater.  Jane Hines, director.

Friday March 3, 2017, 7 PM at the Princeton University Chapel.  Free admission.   For more information and directions, visit princeton.edu/music.


*Princeton Early Music is a member of the Guild for Early Music.

 
March 04 2017
Mar-04-2017
Another great awesome Salon 33 music and social event:  Join La Fiocco* for a program of virtuosic recorder music of the late Baroque, with harpsichord, theorbo, baroque guitar, and viola da gamba continuo. Lewis R. Baratz, recorder; Benjamin Berman, harpsichord; Isaac Louth, viola da gamba, and Daniel Boring, theorbo. Music of Andreas Heinrich Schultze, Francesco Barsanti, Michel de La Barre, Francesco Mancini, Ignazio Sieber, Jacques Paisible. and Robert Valentine.  

Salon 33 is an intimate venue located in Princeton, New Jersey.  You may arrive at 7 PM for a potluck meal (please bring an appetizer, main, side, or dessert), or just come when the music starts at 8 PM.  There is no formal charge for admission, but a donation for the performers will be graciously appreciated.  $20 is suggested.  

Please contact the host of Salon 33 (Salon33@outlook.com) to be placed on the email list for invitations which will contain directions and additional details. You may easily unsubscribe yourself from the Salon 33 list after the celebration of Early Music Month if you wish.

This evening is the first of five early music events at Salon 33 in March 2017 in celebration of  Early Music Month!  Check our calendar listings for other Guild for Early Music events at Salon 33 (for March 5, March 17, March 19, and March 31), and other concerts and events during Early Music Month!  

**La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
March 05 2017
Mar-05-2017
Salon 33 hosts another ensemble member of the Guild for Early Music in celebration of Early Music Month. Come hear a program of exquisite Renaissance music entitled "Weeping, Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth."  The concert will include short pieces of a cappella music sung by the members of Mostly Motets*. This music reflects the emotions of weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth as interpreted by three Thomases: Thomas Ford, Thomas Campion and Thomas Tomkins, with additional works by Claudio Monteverdi and others, conveying the depth of feelings as captured by these early music composers.  

You may arrive at 6 PM for a potluck meal (please bring an appetizer, main, side, or dessert), or just come when the music starts at 7 PM. There is no formal charge for admission, but a donation for the performers will be graciously appreciated. $20 is suggested. 

Please contact the host of Salon 33 (Salon33@outlook.com) to be placed on the email list for invitations which will contain directions and additional details. You may easily unsubscribe yourself from the Salon 33 list after the celebration of Early Music Month if you wish. 

This evening is the second of our early music events at Salon 33 in March in celebration of Early Music Month! Check our calendar listings for March 17, March 19, and March 31 for other Guild for Early Music events at Salon 33 and other events in celebration of Early Music Month.

*Mostly Motets is a member of the Guild for Early Music
 
March 06 2017
Mar-06-2017
Recorder players of all levels are invited to the Highland Park Recorder Society's Recorder Playing Session on Monday, March 6 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Parlor room of the Reformed Church of Highland Park, NJ, 19 South Second Avenue in Highland Park. There is free parking in back of the church which may be accessed via Magnolia Street. ADA handicapped accessible.  

This month's guest conductor is Lewis R. Baratz, recorder player, harpsichordist, and director of La Fiocco period instrument ensemble.  Come celebrate Early Music Month with us.

Other sessions this seasons open to all recorder players will be held on Apr 3 (Deborah Booth), May 1 (John Burkhalter), and June 5 (Maestro Robert Butts).

For more information, on the Highland Park Recorder Society, contact Donna Messer at:  recorderdonna <At sign> gmail <dot> com or click to email.

**Highland Park Recorder Society is a member of the Guild for Early Music.

**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music