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Early Music Festival Utrecht 2015 part 1

Festival opening concert at Tivoli-Vredenburg on Friday 28th of August 2015

The public got more than it bargained for. According to the blurb, the opening concert of the Early Music Festival 2015 at Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht, would be viola da gamba music performed by Hespèrion XXI with Jordi Savall. 642 more words


September concert - 'Faire is the Heaven'

We’ve a concert coming up in Lewes, at St Michael’s Church, on Saturday 26th September at 6pm.

We’re calling it ‘Faire is the Heaven’ after the anthem of that name by English composer William Harris. 292 more words


Rejoice in the Lord Alway

Title: Rejoice in the Lord Alway
Composer: Purcell, Henry
Voices: SATB/ATB
Accompaniment: Organ/Piano
Text Source: Philippians 4:4-7

4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: … 58 more words


(a bit more than) Six Word Saturday: "music, for a while, shall all your cares beguile"

Henry Purcell (1659-1695) is one of my favourite composers. The title of this post comes from his song, ‘Music for a While.’

I particularly like this recording, sung by countertenor, … 34 more words


I remember Srebenica...

“Did you do this?” asked a Nazi officer. Picasso replied: “No, you did.”


I’ve just come away from reading Ina Vukic’s latest posts.

http://inavukic.com/2015/07/12/is-defending-serbias-aleksandar-vucic-at-srebrenica-the-same-as-defending-adolf-hitler-at-Auschwitz/ 87 more words


Performing Purcell's Operas

In the past month, I’ve gotten to perform in two dramatic works, King Arthur and Dido & Aeneas, by the English composer Henry Purcell (1659-1695). Since I love Purcell’s theatre music, it’s been a good month. 476 more words

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