A Musical Visit To The 17th Century Set For Oct. 12

Sept. 30, 2004

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University School of Music will present a collection of pieces for violin and harpsichord from 17th century European recital halls at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Roxy Grove Hall. This delightful programmatic music -- telling a story or depicting a picture -- will be performed by baroque violinist Mimi Mitchell and harpsichordist Christina Edelen, with interpolated readings from the period provided by Associate Professor of Vocal Studies Daniel Scott.

The program will open with Capriccio on the Cry of the Hen by Alessandro Poglietti and then Johann Schmelzer's imaginative Sonata Cuckoo, followed by Lamento sopra la dolorosa perdita della Real Maestà Ferdinando IV by Johann Jakob Froberger, Marco Uccellini's Sonata seconda detta Luciminia contenta, William Byrd's The Bells, and Jean-Féry Rebel's six-movement Deuxième Suite in D minor.

The program will close with Johann Kuhnau's Sonata No. 4, subtitled "Hezekiah Sick unto Death and Recovered," and finally The Assumption of Mary into Heaven by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber.

The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at (254) 710-3991.

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