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In Stile Moderno & Seven Times Salt

February 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

We welcome Seven Times Salt and In Stile Moderno, together in concert.

The program explores the many guises of the ground bass from “Greensleeves” to “La Follia” and beyond. As the Renaissance era gave way to the early Baroque, music from English consorts and Italian dances to Spanish divisions and broadside ballads all relied on grounds—repeating bass lines—as a common currency in a time of dramatic musical change. You’ll hear favorite pieces from this beloved genre, ranging from traditional grounds such as the rustic bergamasca, the lively ciaconna, and the mournful passacaglia, to the complex and elevated ground-bass writing of Henry Purcell. Also along the way are works by Monteverdi, Lawes, Marini, Ortiz, selections from the The Division Violin and The English Dancing Master, and original arrangements by Chicago-based violinist David Douglass, with whom we premiered this program in 2005.

Karen Burciaga, violin, guitar, voice
Dan Meyers, recorder, flute, percussion, voice
David Miller, bass viol, voice
Matthew Wright, lute, bandora, voice

Guest ensemble In Stile Moderno: Agnes Coakley Cox, soprano & percussion, and Nathaniel Cox, cornetto & theorbo


February 23, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Brattleboro Music Center
72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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  • BMC Bravo SocietyThe Brattleboro Music Center relies on volunteers in the community who give generously of their time. We are pleased to honor the following for their help from November 2018 through April 2019:
    Carol Barber, Orion Barber, Rick Barron, Gussie Bartlett, Karen Becker, Mara Berkley, Robert Bonneau, Crager Boardman, Tim Callahan, Terry Carter, Walter Cramer, Charles Crowther, Maisie Crowther, Becky Eisenhandler, Judy Fink, Roberta Flatley, Rob Freeberg, Caleb Fritz, Clara Fritz, Bill Gottesman, Lerna Gottesman, Don Grybko, Sophie Hannah, Freddie Hart, Kimi Hasegawa, Francis Hebert, Cal Heile, Lynn Herzog, Claudia Jacobs, Jonah Johnson, Stephen Lloyd, Joe Madison, Sheila Magnuson, Cecil Maxfield, Steve Minken, Keith Murphy, Ralph Palmer, Guy Payne, Ellen Peters, Virginia Pick, Jon Potter, Jaki Reis, Camille Robertson, Laura Robertson, Monique Shurman, Paul Eric Smith, Becky Tracy, Melissa Trainor, Riis Whitworth, Betsy Willams, Laura Bryant Williams, Pete Wilson and Lani Wright. Also included…the BMC Flute Choir (Robin Matathias: Conductor, Ellen Chornoboy, Jane Olmstead, Amanda Paradis, Shelley Sparks, Caitlin Sullivan, and Lynn Valente) and Gowan Brae (Bruce Frank, Karen Frank Bob Naess, Antje Ruppert, and Alison Schantz)

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72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

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