A Feast of Theorbo Songs

Sep 19 2012 - 12:00pm
Sep 19 2012 - 1:00pm

Location(s)

Colby College Museum of Art
5600 Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME, 04901
United States
See map: Google Maps
Performers and/or Faculty: 

Music's Quill

  • Timothy Neill Johnson, tenor
  • Timothy Burris, lute and theorbo 

with Todd Borgerding, viola da gamba


Theorbos were developed during the late sixteenth century, inspired by the demand for an extended bass range for use in accompanying opera and monodic song. A rich tradition of theorbo songs survives from England, France, and Italy, and all three traditions will be represented on this varied program, supplemented by theorbo solos by Robert de Visée.

Since its formation in 2000, Music's Quill has devoted itself to communicating lute-accompanied song in all its various forms. Last year, they released the final instalment of the first-ever complete recording of the Songs of Philip Rosseter, lutenist to King James I.

Presented By: 
Colby College
Phone: 
207-859-5600
Pricing
Cost: 
Free
Discount to EMA Members: 
yes
Contact Person: 
Lauren Lessing
Contact Address: 
5600 Mayflower Hill Drive
Contact City: 
Waterville
Contact State/Province: 
Maine
Contact Zip/Postal Code: 
04901
Contact Phone Number: 
207-859-5609
Contact Email: 
Lauren Lessing <llessing@colby.edu>