An Early Music Treasure Hunt
1995, St. Stephens Lutheran Church, Santa Cruz CA & St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Capitola CA
This program featured early baroque works from several European countries, highlighting the Italian influence throughout the seventeenth century. The featured composers are relatively obscure today, but were considered musical super-stars in their own time. They include Colonna, Merula, Pandolfi Meali, Ortiz, Rosenmuller, Lupo, Reiche, Biumi, Kapsburger, Schop ... and of course, the infamous Don Carlo Gesualdo, Duke of Venosa.
The "musical treasure hunt" included examples of Gesualdo's daring chromatic style, with references to the composer scattered throughout the performance.
- Gagliarde a4; Don Carlo Gesualdo, Duke of Venosa (ca. 1600)
- 28 Pavan; Thomas Lupo (ca. 1630)
- Three short sinfonie (XV, VIII, XVII); Gio. Girolamo Kapsberger (1615)
- Recercada Segunda; Diego Ortiz (1553)
- O lucidissima dies; Giovanni Paolo Colonna (1681)
- Sonatina 16; Johann Gotfried Reiche (1696)
- Canzone ottava; Giacomo Filippo Biumi (1612)
- Sonata ottava a4; Johann Rosenmuller (1682)
- Gaudeamus omnes
- La Castella; Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Meali (1660)
- Danket dem Herrn a8; Johann Schop (1643/44)
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