Collegium Musicum Presents Early Music April 28

April 23, 1997

Collegium Musicum, Baylor University's early music ensembles, will perform a concert of renaissance and baroque compositions at 7 p.m. Monday, April 28, in Roxy Grove Hall.

Collegium Musicum consists of the 8-member Medieval-Renaissance Consort and the 26-member William Casey Baroque Ensemble. Both groups are directed by Dr. Christine Getz, a lecturer in music history who holds degrees from the University of Evansville, Southern Illinois University, and the University of North Texas. Getz has served on the music faculty of Baylor since 1990.

In addition to the instrumental musicians, Monday night's concert also will feature soprano Susan Emily Stanton, a junior from Temple, and Dr. Tom Hanks, professor of English. Hanks will recite excerpts from Giovanni Boccaccio's "Decameron."

The program will open with the Medieval-Renaissance Consort, who will present six dances from "Musicque de Joye," a collection that dates from around the year 1540. That ensemble also will assist Miss Stanton in two chansons by Burgundian composer Guillaume Dufay--his "Adieu ces bon vins de Lannoys" and "Dona i ardenti ray."

Following intermission, the William Casey Baroque Ensemble will play Giovanni Battista Fontana's "Sonata a tre" and then the "Balletto di filosofi" by the significant Austrian composer, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer.

The program will conclude with the William Casey Baroque Ensemble's performance of English composer William Boyce's Symphony in F Major, Opus 2, Number 4.

This concert by the Collegium Musicum is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 755-3991.

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