Soprano Bianca Hall & Harpsichordist James W. Kosnik Perform
Titled “HIP Music for Voice, Recorder and Harpsichord,” two music specialists on the faculty of Old Dominion University gave an entertaining and enlightening recital of historically informed performance (HIP)...
Review by John A. Campbell of Artsong Update
Bach Collegium's "Solemn Vespers" of 1610
Valenzuela’s unwavering control of these forces, his judicious choice of tempos, his meticulous attention to period stylistic details, and his passion for the music made for an exciting and rewarding evening. From the vibrant, animated speech rhythms of the “Dixit Dominus” to the instrumental fury of “Lauda Jerusalem,” the sheer power of this music overwhelmed the senses. In the “Sonata sopra Sancta Maria,” lead sopranos Anne-Marie Dicce and Bianca Hall sent cascades of shimmering motifs from the side aisles of the nave into the full orchestral forces in the chancel, giving a tantalizing hint of how this piece might have sounded in St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice, with its many side balconies
Kenneth Herman
<June 2021>


On the Q---_s Conception. (Tune: "Packington's Pound")
Anonymous: BALLAD. To the Tune of Couragio
Anonymous: Alta Trinita
Agostini: Quando l'ira del cielo
Vierdanck: Ich freue mich im Herren
Traditional: Barbara Allen
Fusu: A Winter Song
Fusu: Steaua Sus Rasare
Anonymous: Plus bele que flor/Quant revient/L'autrier joer/Flos Filius
Anonymous: Mout me fu grief li departir/Robin m'aime/Portare
Anonymous: Variations for recorder and basso continuo
Anonymous: Alle psallite cum luya

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