Celebrate an Early American Christmas with THE ROSE ENSEMBLE, Sunday December 15

Houston Early Music’s annual celebration of the season. 

THE ROSE ENSEMBLE
And Glory Shone Around: An Early American Christmas

Carols, Country Dances, Hymns and Spiritual Songs

SUNDAY, DEC. 15, 2013, 5:00 PM
Christ Church Cathedral
1117 Texas Avenue Houston, Texas 77002

Pre-concert talk by ensemble members at 4:15pm

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FRETWORK, with LUTENIST ELIZABETH KENNY perform Music of John Dowland

Saturday! 

_I3R9203-2FRETWORK, with LUTENIST ELIZABETH KENNY
Lacrimae:  Music of John Dowland in observance of the 450th anniversary of his birth.

SATURDAY, NOV. 2, 2013, 7:30 PM
First Christian Church 1601 Sunset Blvd. Houston, Texas 77005

Pre-concert talk by ensemble members at 6:45pm

View Photos from the Concert

Read a preview of the program

 

One of the world’s leading viola da gamba consorts, Fretwork, brings their contemporary sensibility to John Dowland’s famous collection, Lachrimae. To honor the 450th anniversary of Dowland’s birth, we embark on a transcendental voyage from despair to hope through an extraordinary collection of music for viols and lute based on his most famous song, Flow my tearesContinue reading

Original manuscript for “Flow My Tears”

The featured work on this Saturday’s Houston Early Music concert will be Dowland’s Lachrimae, or Seven Teares, which includes 7 pavans for viol consort and lute written on the same theme, Dowland’s famous song “Flow My Teares.” The performing group, Fretwork, has provided program notes about the music. If you want to read about it in advance, you can find the notes on the Houston Early Music website. In addition, you can take a look at the original manuscript on IMSLP. Scroll down to the “Sheet Music” section to see the complete score. You can see how the music is arranged to be played by the musicians sitting around table. 

Chronicle says ‘Flow My Tears’ is a reason to celebrate

Long before country-and-western songwriters discovered the joy of expressing heartache, musicians of Elizabethan England were all over it.

Chronicle article: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/article/Flow-My-Tears-is-a-reason-to-celebrate-4926688.php#/0

Houston Early Music Season for 2013-2014

Houston Early Music Season for 2013-2014

Join Houston Early Music for our 2013-2014 Concert Season with five stellar ensembles. Sounds of ancient origins, powerful and timeless, inspire and transport audiences.  Continue reading