(US) Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEMW) Award Nominations (Deadline March 1, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 13, 2010

The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEMW) is currently accepting award nominations for work presented or published in 2009. Nominations will be accepted until March 1, 2010.

(US) New Issue of the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music is Now Available On-Line

Contributed by Admin on Feb 08, 2010
A new issue of the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music is now available online.

(NL) The Recorder Foundation Celebrates This Year its 25th Anniversary!

Contributed by Admin on Feb 07, 2010

The Foundation was established in 1985 as a non-profit organization with the motto “to stimulate and promote the Recorder's repertoire in every possible field”. The first solid step was taken by its founder, Walter van Hauwe, by creating the Catalogue of Contemporary Blockflute Music (CCBM), a catalogue devoted to original recorder music written after 1900.

By the year 1988, Mr. van Hauwe had about 400 titles in his archive, while he estimated another 300 works still to be discovered.

Now, 25 years later, more than 5000 titles can be found in the Catalogue of Contemporary Blockflute Music (CCBM), presumably 95% of the world-wide total.

(FR) Muse Baroque online magazine -- February 2010 Edition

Contributed by Admin on Feb 07, 2010
Visit the Muse Baroque website to read the latest edition of their monthly periodical. The February edition includes:

(FR) 10th International Academy of Ancient Music (10ème Académie Internationale de Musique Ancienne) (Apr. 17-24, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 07, 2010

Brillamment baroque 2010  FESTIVAL

Instruction for early music enthusiasts and modern instrumentalists and singers with an interest in Baroque and Renaissance music. All baroque intruments welcome !

(US) "Extreme Early Instruments" (Ensemble De Organographia and the ORB Sackbutts) (Feb. 19, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 07, 2010

Ensemble De Organographia and the ORB Sackbutts will perform "Extreme Early Instruments" - The highest, lowest, softest, loudest and definitely the weirdest renaissance instruments including racketts (short double reed instruments where the bore curls over itself 9 times), several sizes of recorder (including bass and the 4 foot great bass), schreierpfeiffen ("screaming pipes" - loud capped double reed instruments designed for outdoor use), all sizes of sackbutts (forerunner of the trombone: alto, tenor, bass, and the 7 foot long contrabass), crumhorns (capped reed instruments shaped like the letter J), tartold (relative of the rackett shaped like a dragon concealing 8 feet of brass tubing), serpent (S-shaped leather covered forerunner of the tuba), curtal (one-piece forerunner of the bassoon: alto and bass), violin, viola, viola da gamba (6 string fretted bowed instrument), gemshorn (recorder-like instrument made from a cowhorn) and voice.  Featuring the music of Isaac, Lassus, Canale, Susato, Playford, Scandello and others.

(DE) Ramée Label's latest realease: "Harmoniae Sacrae - 17th-century German Sacred Cantatas "

Contributed by Admin on Feb 07, 2010

Hana Blazikova, soprano
Peter Kooij, bass
L'Armonia Sonora
Mieneke van der Velden, direction and viola da gamba
(Cat.-No. RAM 0905)

The Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) was the stage for bloody clashes, joined in the name of religion, attended by their cortege of atrocities, famines and epidemics, resulting not only in destruction, but also, above all, a deep demoralisation. What faith could reside in Man, when his spirit could only hope to find rest in the afterlife?

(DE) Workshop Medieval Music at Castle Burg Fürsteneck (Oct. 29-31, 2010)

Contributed by Evers on Feb 04, 2010

Academy Burg Fürsteneck in Germany offers a workshop “Resonances of Medieval Music” October, 29 to 31, 2010. This year, the subect is the “Cyprus codex”.

(US) Ritual and Ceremony from Late-Medieval Europe to Early America (March 2, 2010 deadline)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 03, 2010

An NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers

This five-week institute will be directed by Claire Sponsler, Professor of English at the University of Iowa, and hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library.  This institute offers a comparative study of ritual and ceremony across related cultures from 1300 to 1700.  It builds on anthropological theories of the ubiquitous role of ritual and ceremony and the impact of that work in performance studies.  Testing assumptions about influence and exchange among national traditions and local contexts, it seeks a new understanding of the processes and effects of cultural hybridity and assimilation.


(UK) Hurdy-gurdy and Bagpipe Workshops and Concert in Ramsgate (Kent) (March 20, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 03, 2010

On Saturday 20th March, in Ramsgate, Kent (England), there will be a day of hurdy-gurdy and bagpipe workshops, with a concert in the evening. Workshops during the day on gurdy maintenance and playing, bagpipe playing and Middle Eastern percussion will be run by Claire Dugue, Sean Jones, Steve Tyler, Tim Garside and Katy Marchant.

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