Reverend Edmund Brown's Library: A Puritan Minister's Music Collection

Apr 6 2014 - 3:00pm


First Parish of Sudbury
327 Concord Rd.
Sudbury, MA, 01776
United States
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Performers and/or Faculty: 
Karen Burciaga, treble viol Anne Legene, bass viol Colleen McGary-Smith, bass viol James Williamson, tenor viol with Sarah Orlovsky, soprano

As part of Sudbury’s and Wayland’s 375th anniversary celebration, the Sudbury Historical Society presents a concert in honor of Reverend Edmund Brown, one of the founders and the first minister of the Sudbury Plantation. Rev. Brown was a good-standing Puritan and a wealthy citizen of the plantation. He was also an amateur musician, traveling to the colony with a bass viol and his library of 180 books – some of which were certainly music books. Our program, researched by musicologist Stephen Loikith, attempts to recreate Rev. Brown’s music library and includes some of the most popular music of 16th-17th century England, featuring works by Byrd, Gibbons, and Kirbye, and selections from the Ravenscroft and Ainsworth Psalters.
Presented By: 
Sudbury Historical Society
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