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(US) Harmonia Mundi New Release: "Stile Antico -- Passion and Resurrection" (Nov 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 23, 2012

(From a recent Harmonia Mundi news release)

The award-winning choral ensemble Stile Antico presents Passion and Resurrection, an album featuring texts inspired by the dramatic events of Holy Week and Easter set to music by some of the greatest Renaissance composers from England and the Continent. Included is a setting of the poem "Woefully arrayed" composed especially for Stile Antico by John McCabe. This is the work's first recording.”


(CA) The Holidays at Tafelmusik (Dec 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 22, 2012

(From a recent Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir news release)

A wonderful concert schedule await you at Tafelmusik in the month of December. You may want to make note of these:

  • FRENCH BAROQUE CHRISTMAS at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre (5-9 Dec 2012)
  • HANDEL MESSIAH at Koerner Hall (19-22 Dec 2012)
  • SING-ALONG MESSIAH at Massey Hall (23 Dec 2012)
        

(SE) eClassical Weekly Special

Contributed by Admin on Nov 18, 2012

(From a recent eClassical newsletter)

“This week we (eClassical) would like to present a number of releases from the small Japanese company: Arte dell'arco, led by Hidemi Suzuki, the famous Baroque Cellist, brother of Masaaki Suzuki, Leader of the Bach Collegium Japan. They are also 24-bits for the price of mp3, and as a pair, we offer BIS-CD-807 with Concerti by CPE Bach, played by Hidemi and the BCJ, for a 30% discount. …”
   


(US) Unquiet Thoughts: "Saturday quotes 2.26 Dowland’s training Part 5"

Contributed by Admin on Nov 18, 2012

(From a recent Unquiet Thoughts newsletter)

“Today’s post continues our speculative probe into John Dowland’s background, examining the conditions and events that may have contributed to form the composer’s persona and, by extension, his unique and intricate musical style. …
    


(US) Salon Sanctuary Concert: "Psalm Settings for the Sun King - Sacred Works For the Chapelle Royale de Versailles" (2 Dec 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 18, 2012

Location:  L'Eglise Française de Saint Esprit, 109 East 60th St., New York, NY 10022, USA

“A program of French settings of Old Testament texts composed for the Royal Chapel of Versailles, including recently discovered motets by André Campra and selected Versets of François Couperin. Also on the program are instrumental works of Marais and Couperin.

Repertoire once performed by relatives of the composers for the Sun King himself will be heard in the intimate sanctuary of the Huguenot Church.”


(CA) EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Pages

Contributed by Admin on Nov 17, 2012

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Consider this, to-date, there are over 2600 early music related websites listed on our weblinks pages; these sites are indexed into 48 different categories; the index is verified once or twice yearly by our own weblinks bot in order to identify any dead links; there are tools for site visitor feedback as to the information of the weblinks as well as to identify any dead links that may have not been found by our bot. While this verification process is not perfect, it does help in keeping the weblinks URL data as accurate as possible.

Why would you want to use our weblinks pages as you very own weblinks page on your site? It releases you of the tedious task of maintaining such a page while still allowing your input of its content. You may propose any missing early music weblink(s) as well as identify changes of pre-existing weblinks’ content or URL.

So, if you wish, go ahead and feel free to link to our weblinks page. After all, the idea of organizing the EarlyMusicNews.org weblinks is to make the early music community known to our website visitors and help disseminate any other information that connects us to all that is of early music.

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(CA) Grigorian.com New Releases: "Great Gift Ideas and New Releases!"

Contributed by Admin on Nov 17, 2012

(From a recent Grigorian.com newsletter)

“Can you believe it is already mid-November!? With Holiday Season upon us, we at Grigorian have begun to compile a list of some of the great gift items that have come out this past year. These include some of the amazing box sets that have been released, as well as outstanding CDs and DVDs.”

(Editor) Of particular interest to early music enthusiasts …
    


(US) San Francisco Renaissance Voices (SFRV) Concert: Festival of Lessons and Carols (1 Dec 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 17, 2012

(From a recent news release)

Location: Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco

“Members of San Francisco Renaissance Voices join lead tenor Corey Head and students from his vocal studio at Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, their host as Artists-in-Residence, for a traditional Festival of Lessons and Carols.

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