PURCELL - The complete fantasias for viol consort
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Tickets: $40/25/10 • Under 18 free
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A rare chance to hear Henry Purcell's 15 masterpieces for viol consort in one sitting, in a perfectly-suited venue.
PARTHENIA with Joanna Blendulf, David Morris and Brent Wissick, viols
Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 4 pm
The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street, NYC
In the summer of 1680, twenty-one-year-old Henry Purcell was obsessed with composing for the antiquated consort of viols. In 3 short months, he wrote masterpieces of Renaissance polyphony fused with his unique take on the very hottest baroque styles of his day. The result is a set of short pieces of intricate beauty for 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 viols that take you on a stunner of a sonic trip! Performed by America's premier viol consort, Parthenia, with guest viol players Joanna Blendulf, David Morris and Brent Wissick
15 Fantasias for Viol consort, with readings from the period about Purcell, his life and his music.
3 fantasias a3
9 fantasias a4
1 5-part fantasia ("on one note")
1 In nomine a6
1 in nomine a7