The Tallis Scholars Summer Schools are dedicated to exploring the great heritage of Renaissance choral music and developing a performance style appropriate to it, as pioneered by the Tallis Scholars.
The choir for the recent Royal Wedding included the choir of Westminster Abbey as well as the Queen's Chapel Royal, an institution dating back centuries that has produced some of England's greatest composers and music. On May 14, the Tudor presents ALL THE QUEEN'S MEN, a narrated performance of music composed for the Chapel Royal during the reigns of legendary 16th-century monarchs Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I.
Recently released by the Ensemble Jacques Moderne, the “Stabat Mater - Messe de Madrid by Domenico Scarlatti” has received wonderful reviews.
From the blog “The Countertenor Voice”, we learn of the following:
The Choir of Men and Boys of Saint Thomas Fifth Ave, one of the only truly full-time choral organizations in the USA, has posted the rare job opening for a male alto.
In Donna Leon's newly published Handel's Bestiary, she traces 12 of the composer’s animal references through history, mythology, and the specific arias featuring them.
Connecting, resourcing, advertising and web presence are many of the “raisons d’être” for the existence one’s website. Recently, EarlyMusicNews.org has catalogued over 2,000 currently active websites. The websites span over 46 categories, residing on many continents, countries and cities.
The UK branch of the Tallis Scholars Summer Schools is dedicated to exploring our great heritage of Renaissance choral music and developing a performance style appropriate to it, as pioneered by the Tallis Scholars.
This book is a comprehensive history of the firm and contains detailed descriptions of the many innovative instruments they made.
Pergolesi's Stabat Mater is like the snowdrop: a tender flower, poking, fragile, above the snow, well ahead of spring.
A dedicated resource guide for the restoration enthusiast who is looking for information on restoring the early square piano!
The Organ Historical Society publishes books, a quarterly journal, an annual study of organs by locale, and also produces sound recordings on CD.
This sensual and exotic music illuminates the lives of Sephardic Jews after their expulsion from Spain.
The May workshop will explore and focus on two beautiful textless music sources from the early 16th century, which include the full bandwidth of early 16th century secular polyphonic musical expression: from languid songs and teasing folk ditties, to purely instrumentally-conceived pieces and virtuosic compositions.
For the second time in a matter of just a few weeks, the Wigmore Hall audience were treated to an evening of seventeenth-century song and dance.
Handel’s harp music with Maxine Eilander, the Toronto Consort and Elizabethan England, and More Hispano explores Spanish and Italian Renaissance improvisation.
Musick Fyne will be taking the role of the semi-chorus in the Inverness Choral Society's performance of Elgar's epic masterpiece
Featuring a discussion about Martin Carthy may seem like a stretch for devotees of early music, since his style is generally considered to fall into the category of ‘folk’ rather than ‘art’ music. But we attempt to keep our eyes and ears open to intelligent insights that filter into our collective consciousness from any quarter.
Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music (WLSCM)
We are pleased to announce the addition to the WLSCM Catalogue of No. 21 in our series: An edition of two spiritual monodies by Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger edited by David Dolata and Margaret Murata.
From REED and the growing body of work by comparatists and theater historians, we now know that women performed at all social levels and in all performance spaces except the all-male stage, by Englishwomen and by foreign players.
Andreas Scholl had six thousand people on the edge of their seats when he sang Handel arias in the BBC Proms some years ago. The German counter-tenor has released several critically acclaimed recordings. His repertoire spans from opera and baroque music to folk tunes.
This year's summer festival will once again feature some of the world's leading harpsichordists.
This summer, Bay Area early music specialists American Bach Soloists (ABS) will inaugurate an annual Bach Festival & Academy, the world!s newest, in San Francisco from July 15 through 23.
The 2010-2011 Season Finale will bring to the West Coast the premiere of a work that was discovered just a decade ago: the Mass for Three Choirs by the Venetian master Antonio Lotti.
Festival History starts with a meeting of enthusiasts. In 2002, Yannick Lemaire Fabien Guilloux and share their interest in the sacred musical heritage, and create the association Harmonia Sacra.
With the wealth of music that has been written over the centuries, it’s no surprise that some pieces are seldom performed. Still, when a piece composed in the early 18th century is making its West Coast debut, while also being performed only for the second time in the U.S., it’s an occasion worth noting.