Archive for October, 2015

November Meeting

October 18th, 2015

These pieces were played at the November 22 meeting in Warren:

David Starbuck, Jeff Griesemer and Robert Ey (mandolin trio)

  • St. Francis and the Birds – John Goodin
  • The Sussex Carol – Trad. (adapted from a guitar solo arrangement by Allan Alexander)

David Starbuck

  • Prelude and Allemande in C. Major – S.L. Weiss

Ming Chao

  • Tombeau sur la Mort de M. Comte de Logy – S.L. Weiss

Gary Lee

  • Prelude in Dm (from the Moscow Manuscript) – S.L. Weiss
  • Lesley’s Song – Frederic Hand

Jeff Griesemer

  • Alfie – Burt Bacharach (arr. Grisemer)
  • Sounds of Bells – Pernambuco

Robert Ey

  • Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel
  • Se io m’accorgo ben mio d’un altro amante – Chilesotti

Voice & Lute Concert In Princeton Sunday, October 4

October 3rd, 2015

Emma Kirkby

The Golden Age Revived

Dame Emma Kirkby, soprano
Jakob Lindberg, lute

Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University
Sunday, October 4th, 7.30pm

Though admission is free, a ticket is required.
For tickets, call 1-609-258-9220

The Golden Age Revived

Every era has had its coterie of sensitive souls, nostalgic for earlier, purer and more beautiful times; some of them merely bemoaned what was lost, but others strove to revive and refashion previous cultures .  Through the Renaissance a recurring fascination with Greek and Roman art, literature and philosophy informed the work of the finest artists, writers and composers.   While often they turned out to be working on inaccurate information, still the results at times were wonderful – witness, for example, Monteverdi’s generation, in its search for the expressive power of Classical Greek tragedians, which resulted in the prototypes of opera in Europe – or, in a similar spirit, the search for Greek “pykna” (“points of colour”) in the chromatic madrigals of Gesualdo and his colleagues, themselves the spur for Stravinsky’s experiments four centuries later.