Collegium Musicum to Perform Nov. 11

Nov. 3, 1997

by Richard Veit

Baylor University's Collegium Musicum, comprised of the Medieval-Renaissance Consort and the William Casey Baroque Ensemble, will present a concert of early European music at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Roxy Grove Hall. Collegium Musicum performs under the direction of Christine Getz, lecturer in music history.

The eight-member Medieval-Renaissance Consort will open the program with a set of three anonymous 13th-century motets. Then they will present a pair of pieces by the great 15th-century Burgundian composer, Guillaume Dufay: "J'atendray tant qu'il vous playra" and "Puisque celle qui me tient en prison."

They will close their portion of the concert with "Het derde musyck boexken...alderhande danserye," which was edited by the 16th-century German publisher and composer, Tielman Susato.

Following intermission, the concert will resume with the 22-member William Casey Baroque Ensemble performing two major works from the German Baroque period. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's Double Concerto in E-flat Major is scored for fortepiano, harpsichord, and orchestra. The soloists for this piece will be Brian Marks, lecturer in piano, and Christina Edelen, visiting lecturer in harpsichord.

The program's final work will be George Frideric Handel's Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 3. Three student soloists will be featured-cellist Noah Bunker and violinists Noel Martin and Brenda García.

This concert by Baylor University's Collegium Musicum is free and open to the public. For more information, call the School of Music at 710-3991.

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