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35 Hazelton Ave. (near Bay Subway) at 8PM, Single tickets at the door $25/$20 students & seniors.

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8PM, Apr. 26, 2014 at Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave.
THE SUAVITY OF SOUND THAT IS BORN OF THE LUTE

Italian Renaissance lute solos
John Edwards plays Italian lute solos by the contemporaries of Titian, Leonardo and Michaelangeloes Buonarotti and Caravaggio. Music by Spinacino (His lute book is the first printed instrumental music.), dances by Dalza, arrangements of Josquin’s choral music by Capirola, Fantasias by Franesco da Milano and music by Galileo’s father, Vincenzo Galilei.

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8PM, Apr. 26th 2014 at Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave.

THE SUAVITY OF SOUND THAT IS BORN OF THE LUTE

Italian Renaissance lute solos
John Edwards plays Italian lute solos by the contemporaries of Titian, Leonardo and Michaelangeloes Buonarotti and Caravaggio. Music by Spinacino (His lute book is the first printed instrumental music.), dances by Dalza, arrangements of Josquin’s choral music by Capirola, Fantasias by Franesco da Milano and music by Galileo’s father, Vincenzo Galilei.

“Who can hear this
And falls not down and worships? In my fancy…
Fair-haired Calliope, on her ivory lute
But something short of this sung Ceres praises…

The motion of the spheres are out of time,
Her musical notes but heard.”

So the Roman Emperor Domitain praises the singing of Domitia Longina, his future wife, in Massinger’s play The Roman Actor.

We can’t promise to deter the motion of the spheres, or excel the performance skill of Calliope, but we can bring you music from a time when, poets and playwrights tell us, singers were better than the muses, lutenists were all like Orpheus, and composers aspired to stop, or at least wound time.