In mijnen sin

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These are program notes from our May 28, 2017 concert.

Busnois’ In mijnen sin

Antoine Busnois was an early Renaissance composer.  At that time, the only way for a musician to feed his family was to find a wealthy employer—often the Catholic church. Here talented musicians would compose music for the three M’s: masses, motets and magnificats.

But Antoine found a different patron in Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. As a member of this court, he satisfied his love not only of ...

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Quartettino

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These are program notes from our May 28, 2017 concert.

Scarlatti’s Quartettino.

Alessandro Scarlatti was an Italian Baroque composer, especially famous for his operas and chamber cantatas. He is considered the founder of the Neapolitan school of opera. He also wrote a small number of instrumental works–including the Quartettino written for three alto recorders and continuo. It was found in the Santini Library, located in Münster, in Westphalia, Germany.  Abbote Fortunato Santini, who was born in 1778 and died in 1862, was ...

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