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.
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
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PRESS RELEASE Fretwork opens Houston Early Music season with “Lachrimae”
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
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Houston Early Music Announces 2013-2014 Concert Season
HOUSTON, TX – June 5, 2013 – Houston Early Music, a leading presenter of the world’s finest period ensembles and soloists, announces its 2013-2014 Concert Season with five stellar ensembles.
Houston Early Music continues its commitment to its Emerging Artists Series and Hispanic Heritage Series this season. Each performance features a discussion program with ensemble members prior, as part of Houston Early Music’s educational outreach initiative.
Nancy Ellis, artistic director, said that the new season continues the group’s mission of bringing world-renowned early music performances to the Bayou City.
“By illuminating and showcasing the centuries of rarely heard music from the Middle Ages through the 18th century, we provide a unique musical perspective for modern Houston audiences,” Ellis said. “The sounds may be of ancient origins, but their ability to inspire and transport audiences remains powerful and timeless.”