Standing (L-R):  Kenton Meyer, dulcian; Ernest Meyer, kortholt; Orum Stringer, alto cornetto; Steven Moise, Lyzzard.
Seated (L-R):  Anne Bonn, treble cornetto; Martha Bixler, tenor sackbut.



Spectra Musica was formed in 1980 as an ensemble dedicated to the performance of early European music. They produce an average of three main programs a year of music from about 1400 to 1800 AD. The ensemble has grown to nine players and specializes in music for winds. Late Medieval and Renaissance music is performed with cornetti, kortholts, sackbuts, recorders, flute, rackett, dulcian, and viola da gamba, with a small Italian harpsichord as continuo. Baroque music is performed with period recorders, oboe, and flute, with gamba and a Flemish harpsichord as continuo. They perform extensively throughout the Philadelphia area, New Jersey, and Delaware. Sub-groups of two to four players are available to provide music for festive occasions. The musicians wear costumes, if requested, and play Renaissance music on authentic instruments of the period. Spectra Musica also provides lecture recitals and instrument demonstrations for those interested in learning about early musical instruments and the music written for them.

 

For further information on Spectra Musica, contact: 
Orum Stringer
1109 Gloria Lane
Yardley, PA 19067
215.295.7149
orumstringer@comcast.net

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February 01 2015
Feb-01-2015
Melomanie with La Bernardinia.**
Rainer Beckmann, recorder; Donna Fournier, viola da gamba; and Marcia Kravis, harpsichord,  join forces with the Wilmington-based baroque and new music ensemble, Melomanie. Our joint concert of provocative pairings will feature 21st century music from Brazil for recorder and harpsichord by Pitombeira, a work for large ensemble by Pennsylvania composer Anthony Mosakowski, baroque music for two harpsichords, and works by Marcello and Vivaldi. The performance will take place in a beautiful museum venue.

Sunday, February 1, 2015, 2PM
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
melomanie.tix.com

**La Bernardiniais 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.

**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music

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