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Texas Early Music Project

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Texas Early Music Project

May 2nd, 2015, 8:00PM

Texas Early Music Project

“The Full Monteverdi, Part 2” We end our love song to Italy with music by Monteverdi and by composers who were influenced by him and some who might even have influenced the master a bit! There are few composers whose careers have spanned two musical eras, and even fewer who have excelled majestically in both eras. More than 50 years separated Claudio Monteverdi's first book of madrigals (1587) from his final large sacred and secular works in 1642, a time period that witnessed the transition of the musical Renaissance into the Baroque. We take a cue from the comedic movie The Full Monty to “expose” Monteverdi's artistic brilliance in his second career, that of the Baroque composer. Singers include Jenifer Thyssen, Gitanjali Mathur, Meredith Ruduski, Cayla Cardiff, Jenny Houghton, Stephanie Prewitt, Jeffrey Jones Ragona, David Lopez, Paul D’Arcy, Brett Barnes, Steve Olivares, Thann Scoggin, and guest mezzo-soprano Erin Calata, from Seattle. Guest violinists Anna Griffis (Boston) and Boel Gidholm (Rochester) lead our chamber orchestra of cellos (Jane Leggiero & John Walters), theorbo & Baroque guitar (Scott Horton), triple harp (Elaine Barber), and harpsichord (Billy Traylor).

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Featured Composer

William Byrd

William Byrd

1537-1623 Known as the “Father of British Music”, William Byrd in 1563 was appointed organist and choirmaster of Lincoln Cathedral, later moving to London to become co-organist with Thomas Tallis at the Chapel Royal.

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Featured Instrument

Crumhorn

Crumhorn

A capped reed in the woodwind family, developed in the Renaissance period. Its name means "bent horn."

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