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Collegium Musicum - Music of Lassus, Palestrina, and Gesualdo
The Collegium Musicum, Daniel Spratlan, conductor, presents music of two great masters of the late Renaissance: Carlo Gesualdo and Orlande de Lassus.

Friday, May 23, 2014, 8:30 PM at Christ Church, 5 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ.

Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, is a unique figure in the history of music. Notorious for the murder of his wife and her lover, yet capable of the most beautiful and touching sacred music and madrigals, his style was ahead of its time with striking harmonic changes and chromaticism. The Collegium will be singing his Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday. These were intended for the candlelight service during the week before Easter and bear all the dramatic shifts of chromatic harmony and virtuosity that characterize his late works. The pieces are laden with emotion and deep religious expression and were probably written after Gesualdo isolated himself in his palace during the late years of his life. The program will also feature the antiphonal (two choirs set apart) setting of Lassus's Osculetur Me from the biblical Song of Songs. This will be followed by the monumental mass of the same title, also set antiphonally. Lassus fashioned the mass from the musical material of the motet, utilizing the text of the mass. Palestrina's setting of the same motet text will also be performed for contrast.

FREE admission.

Formerly the Rutgers University Collegium Musicum, this is the 22-voice Renaissance choir's first performance as an independent ensemble. The program will feature two contrasting major works by Lassus:  The chromatic Prophetiae Sybillarum and Missa osculetur me for double choir.  The program also features madrigals of Gesualdo and motets of Palestrina and Lassus.

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March 26 2017
Mar-26-2017
Dryden Ensemble* presents Bach's Birthday. The Mardi Considine Spring Concert celebrating 332 years of J. S. Bach with chamber music by Bach, Buxtehude, Handel, and Weiss for oboe, violin, viola da gamba, lute, and harpsichord.

Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 3 PM.  Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer St., Princeton, NJ .
 
Tickets available online, by mail or at the door. General admission $25; students free with ID; 3-concert subscriptions $70.  

Phone: 609-466-8541  

March is Early Music Month!

*Dryden Ensemble is a member of the Guild for Early Music

 
March 31 2017
Mar-31-2017
The Delaware River Consort* and the La Spirita Viol Consort* bring you a program of Renaissance music for voices and viols welcoming the return of Spring. Music of Arcadelt, Bennet, Byrd, Cornish, Desprez, Dowland, Jannequin, Le Jeune, Lasso, Marenzio, Melville, Morley, Purcell, Sweelinck, & Weelkes.

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 include directions and additional details. You may easily unsubscribe yourself from the Salon 33 list after the celebration of Early Music Month if you wish.  

*The Delaware River Consort and La Spirita are members of the Guild for Early Music.
 
April 01 2017
Apr-01-2017
La Fiocco* presents Phantasticus!  Sonatas and Sinfonias in the “Fantastic” Style, 1620-1660. Featuring music from 17th-Century Venice, Vienna, Antwerp, and Brussels. Music of Fontana, Castello, Marini, Drese, Bertali, and A Kempis. With guest artist cornetto virtuoso Nathaniel Cox; Allen Hamrick, recorder & dulcian; Benjamin Bernard, sackbut; Claire Bermingham Smith & Dan McCarthy, baroque violins; Vivian Barton Dozor, baroque; cello & viola da gamba, with a rich continuo section of lutes, 3 theorbos, baroque guitar, harpsichord, & spinetta.  Lewis R. Baratz, artistic director.  Saturday, April 1, 2017, 7:30 PM, United Methodist Church, 7 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton, NJ

**La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music
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April 02 2017
Apr-02-2017
La Fiocco* presents Phantasticus! Sonatas and Sinfonias in the “Fantastic” Style, 1620-1660.  Featuring music from 17th-Century Venice, Vienna, Antwerp, and Brussels. Music of Fontana, Castello, Marini, Drese, Bertali, and A Kempis. With guest artist cornetto virtuoso Nathaniel Cox; Allen Hamrick, recorder & dulcian; Benjamin Bernard, sackbut; Claire Bermingham Smith & Dan McCarthy, baroque violins; Vivian Barton Dozor, baroque; cello & viola da gamba, with a rich continuo section of lutes, 3 theorbos, baroque guitar, harpsichord, & spinetta. Lewis R. Baratz, artistic director. Sunday, April 2, 2017, 3:00 PM, Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA. 

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

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