Polish Popular Music of the XVIIth Century, Dances and Songs from the Polocki Manuscript

Nov 15 2009 - 3:00pm
Nov 15 2009 - 5:00pm

Location(s)

First United Church Waterloo
16 William Street West
Waterloo, ON, N2L 1J3
Canada
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Performers and/or Faculty: 
Marilyn Fung, viola da gamba; Shannon Purves-Smith, recorders and viols; Magdalena Tomsinska, lute; Michael Purves-Smith, recorders and virginals; Stephanie Kramer, soprano; Jennifer Enns-Modolo, mezzo-soprano; Nathaniel Wiseman, baritone

A program of late Renaissance and early Baroque music from the Polish courts, almost all of which has been drawn from the little-known "Polocki" manuscript (Jagiellonian Library), dating from the mid 1600s. This collection of music was found in Poland in 1962 inside the cover of a missal, dated 1680 and was published in modern notation in 1970. Only the melody and bass lines to over 200 short pieces exist, but Greensleaves has reconstructed, arranged, elaborated, and combined many of them into a program of exciting and lovely repertoire. Included are traditional period pieces such as pavanes, galliards, canzonas, etc., as well as dances and songs with a clearly Polish flavour, at times elegant and touching, and at times rustic, boisterous, and humorous.
Presented By: 
Greensleaves
Phone: 
519-669-1327
Pricing
Cost: 
$20 general admission, $30 admission with one CD
Discount to EMA Members: 
No
Contact Person: 
Shannon Purves-Smith
Contact Address: 
31 Arthur Street North
Contact City: 
Elmira
Contact State/Province: 
Ontario
Contact Zip/Postal Code: 
N3B 1Z6
Contact Country: 
Canada
Contact Phone Number: 
519-669-1327
Contact Email: 
s.purvessmith@rogers.com