Bray Baroque announces its newest title: Playing the Baroque Harpsichord (2010)
Essays on the instrument, interpretation and performance, with relevant topics for the clavichord and organ. By C. Di Veroli.
This is an integrated collection of updated and expanded essays, some of them endorsed by leading harpsichordists. Only a few chapters are specific for the harpsichord: most of the book applies to all the Baroque keyboard instruments and some chapters to general Baroque music interpretation topics. Several colour figures are included, as well as musical examples from well-known Baroque works. The reader will find here the answer to well-known long-standing problems. Thorough guidance is provided on difficult matters such as ornamentation, articulation, tempi, registration, sesquialter rhythms, notes inégales and further topics that have been found to be useful to the modern performer of Baroque keyboard music, whether amateur, advanced student or professional player.
(FR) Festival of traditional musics and folk dances - Festival des musiques et danses traditionnelles (Aug. 15-18, 2010)
“For this 35th edition, the organizers have decided to honour the cultural heritage of Berry and have chose Mic Baudimant as the associate performer, an ardent defender of the arts and traditions of Berry.
President of the Thiaulins de Lignères (association of traditional music and dance of Cher), Vice-President of the Association Française de l’Ane Grand Noir du Berry, Vice-President of l’Union for the Ressources Génétiques du Berry, members of the association “on the steps of the Maitres Sonneurs”, Mic Baudimant is also a storyteller, piper, “brioleux” (someone who sings songs to oxen while ploughing), singer and graduate of the first competition of the festival in 1976.
The Boston Early Music Festival announce their 2010-2011 concert series.
“I have collected these pieces over the years from the internet or have entabulated and/or arranged or realized them myself. I have edited all of them and formatted them to fit nicely on US letter size paper (8.5 x 11 in), though some are formatted for US legal size (8.5 x 14 in). I have not formatted any for A4, as life is too short. Again, if you have Fronimo, it is pretty easy to reformat these to taste. I have tried to create performable copy in all cases. These pieces are mostly for renaissance lute, but quite a few are for baroque lute and archlute, and a very few for theorbo, cittern, bandora, guitar etc. Other pieces include songs and continuo pieces, listed by composer. Under Lute ensemble in the list of composers, you will find pieces for two or more lutes. Source facsimiles are now grouped together in one place.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, Free and open to the public
Theme "500 Years of Vespers" informs this year's EMA Early Music conference. Modeled as part scholarly symposium, part workshop, it focuses on the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 and its chant and Renaissance ancestors.
“Experience the magnificence of Italian music in and around 1610, from the glories of St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice to the haunting spiritual cloisters of Milan, a golden age filled with the glorious sounds of centuries past.
- - The early clavichord from first iconographical documents to the earliest extant instruments (organology and repertoire)
- - The pedal clavichord, from its origins to the XVIIIth century
- - The clavichord in the XIXth century
(US) Society for Seventeenth-Century Music 2011 Conference in Minneapolis -- Call for Proposals (April 7-10, 2011)
“The Society for Seventeenth-Century Music will hold its Nineteenth Annual Conference from Thursday through Sunday, 7-10 April 2011, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, hosted by the School of Music at the University of Minnesota. Proposals on all aspects of seventeenth-century music and its cultural contexts are welcome.
“This is the city where Johann Sebastian Bach spent his final 27 years and composed many of his major works, including the St. Matthew and St. John Passions, the Mass in B Minor, the "Art of the Fugue" and nearly 200 cantatas. And this year, amid the predictable Easter-season concert programming, Leipzig marked the composer's 325th birthday with the opening of a renovated and greatly expanded Bach Museum, part of the Bach-Archiv Leipzig. Founded in 1950 (the 200th anniversary of the composer's death), the Archiv is one of the finest Bach research institutes on earth, largely thanks to its important collection of Bach manuscripts.
During the Musica Summer school, now in its second year, you can discover masterpieces of polyphonic music through original notation, coached by members of Cappella Pratensis. The 2010 Laus Polyphoniae festival will examine a choice selection of manuscripts, illustrating the evolution of polyphonic music over 500 years. This singing course will link up with this tradition by looking at the first printed sources of polyphonic music: The Petrucci Files.
(US) Society of Early Music, the Northern Maryland Chapter of the American Recorder Society Spring Workshop: "Dance Music of England, Germany, France, Spain, & Italy" (April 24, 2010)
Players of recorders, viols, sackbuts, shawms, crumhorns, lutes, harps, guitars etc. are more than welcome.
Saturday, April 24, 2010, 9:00 - 4:00
Maryland Presbyterian Church, Towson, MD
Featuring clinician Larry Lipkis
Larry Lipkis is a Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence at Moravian College. He directs the early music ensembles at the college (the Collegium Musicum, the Monteverdi Ensemble, and the Baroque Ensemble) and also teaches music theory, contemporary music, and composition.
(CA) Nota Bene Period Orchestra "Meet You at the Crossroad plus Tactus Vocal Ensemble" Concert (April 18, 2010)
Our final concert of the 2009-2010 season draws on music from both the Western and Eastern liturgical traditions. In celebration of Easter, we are collaborating with the TACTUS Vocal Ensemble to present a selection of movements from Georg Frideric Handel's Messiah, a choral work by English composer John Tavener and several unaccompanied works from the Serbian Orthodox liturgy.
Muziekhandel Saul B. Groen B.V. announce the arrival and availability of new titles through their website.
- . Cavazzoni, M.A. "Recerchari motetti canzoni lirbo primo" (1523) and Rercada from Castell'Arquato; facsimile edition and critical modern transciption
- .Gallus, J. (Handl) Compositions in keyboard intabulation; 20 motets transcr. in keyboard notation
- .Sweelinck, J.Pz. Organ and keyboard works, ed. S. Rampe: vol. II.2: polyphonic works, part 2
- .mauscript The Mutii Manuscript (1663): 30 works by Ferrini, Fontana, Arnò, Pasquini
- .Richter, F.T. (1651-1711): Works for clavier; critical edition
.. . and more.
(AR) Latin American music from 1770-1850, for piano, guitar, and piano & guitar duos (April 18, 2010)
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"The Legacy of the Baroque": An intensive course primarily focusing on the High Baroque, the Rococo and the early Classical Era
This programme will offer a unique opportunity to explore Baroque and early Classical Music and Dance with some of the world’s leading performers and scholars of this repertoire.
Although this is a programme for period-instrument players, advanced-level musicians with limited experience on period instruments may also apply, and appropriate instruments (flutes, oboes, violins, cellos, violas da gamba & keyboard instruments) will be available.
“The Compleat Singer: Bringing Movement, Passion and Projection to the interpretation of baroque vocal music”
Participation in ‘The Compleat Singer’ offers a unique opportunity to explore & experiment in all aspects of the Baroque singer’s development. The setting is intimate, the attention is intensely individual and the results are completely inspirational. This is a laboratory, not an audition!
The course includes Masterclasses, Coachings, Private Lessons, Movement Classes and Discussions.