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BACH AND THE FRENCH - David Clark Little, harpsichord**
Sunday May 3, 2009, 4 PM - First Presbyterian Church of Willow Grove

BACH  AND  THE  FRENCH, DAVID  CLARK  LITTLE,  HARPSICHORD, works of Louis Couperin, François Couperin, Rameau, J.S. Bach, Jacques Duphly; 4:00 PM, Sunday, May 3, 2009; First Presbyterian Church of Willow Grove, 502 North Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA; 215-659-5938. Free-will offering. 


J.S. Bach knew the French Baroque style well.  He particularly admired the keyboard music of François Couperin, and even made copies of some pieces. François Couperin, named “Le Grand” was the main musician to Louis XIV, the “Sun King.”  He wrote over 230 pieces for the harpsichord.  Louis Couperin, was uncle to the better-known François Couperin, wrote daring harmonies, and experimental "unmeasured preludes."


The harpsichord David will play was built in 1986 by Robert Wilson, of Lambertville NJ, and is a copy of a French double-manual harpsichord built in 1732 by the French builder Blanchet.


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.  Among his teachers were several well-known performers, including harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt, and organist Keith Chapman.  He has performed widely solo and in ensembles in the USA, the Netherlands, France, and Indonesia. Currently he is Organist/Choir Director at the First Presbyterian Curch of Willow Grove, PA; and teaches organ, harpsichord & piano privately, and at the Settlement School in Philadelphia, PA.  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. 

**David Clark Little is a member of the Guild for Early Music.

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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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