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Planning for 2018–2019

So I’ve covered what I did last year, and what I’m gonna do now (I hope). Here’s an even more hopeful/ambitious post: my goals for the 2018–2019 school year. 390 more words


Dufay Re-Imagined by John Potter and Ambrose Field

When The Hilliard Ensemble collaborated with Norwegian Jan Garbarek on Officium (ECM, 1994) and the follow-up Mnemosyne (ECM, 1999), who knew that the combination of vocal music, ranging from pre-AD Greece to contemporary times, would mesh so beautifully with the legendary saxophonist’s soaring improvisations? 238 more words


William Byrd: the First Rock Musician

A former chorister of mine texted me the other day to let me know he’d be in a concert of William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices, a work that we used to love performing together. 1,559 more words

Depictions of Apollo in the Renaissance

Raphael, Parnassus, 1511, Fresco.

Raphael’ Parnassus is the third fresco completed in the Stanza della Segnatura in Palace of the Vatican. Although intended as a meeting space for the “signature gratia”, a religious tribunal overseen by the pope, there is evidence that Pope Julius used it as a personal library. 754 more words

Identifying Prowess in an SCA Musician

Check out this post that I co-wrote with Monique Rio (Jadwiga Krzyzanowska) at BlowThyHorn.com. It’s essentially a checklist of skills we expect SCA musicians to have before we call them “experts”. 24 more words

Medieval Music


November 1, 2017

Spearfish, SD – Audiences will be treated to a full evening of food, music, and theatrical entertainment Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 as Black Hills State University presents “A Madrigal Dinner.” The Madrigal Dinner is an annual fund-raising event for the BHSU Music Department featuring a small ensemble of 16 singers that specialize in performing early music each fall semester. 506 more words

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A Spirited Tune!

I wanted to share this lively tune of the Renaissance, captured at the Bristol Renaissance Faire in 2015. May it put a smile on your face and a hop in your step today! 82 more words

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