San Fransisco based early music ensemble Voices of Music perform Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. Soloists: Dominique Labelle (soprano) and Meg Bragle (mezzo-soprano). This beautiful work is composed in 1736, in the final weeks of Pergolesi’s short life (4 January 1710 – 16 March 1736, he died of tuberculosis at just 26), and scored for soprano and alto soloists, violin I and II, viola and basso continuo (cello and organ).
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American countertenor Christopher Lowrey and San Fransisco based early music ensemble Voices of Music perform “Ombra mai fu”, the opening aria from the 1738 opera Serse by George Frideric Handel. A 4K, Ultra HD video from the Voices of Music “Art of the Countertenor” concert, March, 2016.
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American organist Rodney Gehrke performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565. The piece is Bach’s signature work for organ solo. In this ultra-HD video, it is performed on a Flentrop organ (1), as part of the Voices of Music “Great Works” series.
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San Francisco based early music ensemble Voices of Music performs the first movement, “allegro” of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major), K. 525, a composition for a chamber ensemble. Recorded during the Valley of the Moon Music Festival in July, 2016, and performed on original instruments. Carla Moore and Isabelle Seula Lee: violins, Liana Bérubé: viola, Tanya Tomkins: violoncello, Eric Zivian: fortepiano. An Ultra HD video, enjoy.
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San Francisco based early music ensemble Voices of Music performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048, on original instruments. Recorded at St. Stephen’s Church, Belvedere, California.
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Phoebe Jevtović Rosquist (soprano) and David Tayler (archlute) perform Flow My Tears (Lachrimae), a lute song (specifically, an “ayre”) by the Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer John Dowland (1563 – buried 20 February 1626). HD video from the “Saturday Night at the Movies” concert presented by the Early Music ensemble Voices of Music, January, 2014, in San Francisco.
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Anne Boleyn’s lament, “O death, rock me asleep,” performed by soprano Anna Dennis with the San Francisco-based Early Music ensemble Voices of Music. 4K ultra high definition video from the ensemble’s Great Poets concert, January, 2015.
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Voices of Music, Il Giardino Armonico (The Harmonious Garden) and L’Arpeggiata versions of Tarquinio Merula’s Ciaccona, Op.12 No.20 (first published in 1637).
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San Francisco based early music ensemble Voices of Music and the American violinist Cynthia Miller Freivogel who specialized in both baroque and modern violin perform Antonio Vivaldi’s “Winter” from the Four Seasons. The piece was performed on original period instruments.
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California based early music ensemble Voices of Music performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 with original instruments. Recorded at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Belvedere, California.
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