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Joel Frederiksen, Artistic Director
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Wednesday, 4. 10. 2017, 8-10 pm
Barock and Beyond, Radio broadcast
Castle Church, Brühl, Germany
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Thursday, 12. 10. 2017, 7:30 pm
Tell me true love: Songs and Instrumental Pieces from John Dowland, Concert
Castle Morsbroich, Hall of Mirrors, Leverkusen, Germany
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Sunday, 15. 10. 2017, 12 pm
Tell me true love: Songs and Instrumental Pieces from John Dowland, Concert
Bavarian National Museum, Mars-Venus Hall, Munich, Germany
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Monday, 16. 10. 2017, 8 pm
kulturradio Klassik Lounge: Highlights and Interview, Concert
Watergate-Club, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany
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Thursday, 2. 11. 2017, 7:30 pm
Hameln Anno 1284 / Flute music of the Middle Ages , Concert
Bavarian National Museum, Mars-Venus Hall, Munich, Germany
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Wednesday, 24. 5. 2017, 8 p.m.
Rose of Sharon, Concert
Ensemble Phoenix Munich
Ravensburg, Germany

 

American “early” music from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Billings, widely considered to be the “father of American choral music”, dedicated himself to the betterment of the level of singing in the United States. Singing Schools spread all over New England and played an important role in the development of an independent music tradition in America.Hundreds of songs from the pen of Jeremiah Ingalls, Daniel Read and William Walker which were written in the early 19th century were published in the wonderful collections “The Sacred Harp” and “Southern Harmony”. The music sounds archaic, often with the melody in the tenor voice, and they are notated in Shape Notes—a popular method used to learn sight-singing. The texts are personally interpreted bible stories.Some songs of the Shakers and spirituals round out the program such as “Simple Gifts” presented with the same simplicity that has brought Shaker furniture such renown: a Capella and without ornament.

Musicians: Michaela Riener (soprano), Witte-Maria Weber (mezzosopran), Timothy Leigh Evans (tenor), Joel Frederiksen (bass, guitar and musical direction), Karen Walthinsen (violin), Andreas Haas (flute), Axel Wolf (guitar), Domen Marincic (cello).


 

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