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1993 Festival

Operatic Centerpiece

L’Orfeo

Music by Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643)

Libretto by Alessandro Striggio the Younger (ca. 1573–1630)

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Festival Concerts

Colin Tilney, harpsichord & virginals

Music of William Byrd (1543–1623): In Europe is none like to our English man

 

Paul O’Dette, lute

Dowland and Byrd

 

Members of the BEMF L’Orfeo Orchestra and Cast

directed by Paul O’Dette and Andrew Parrott

The Phœnix and the Oracle: Musicke of sundrie natures from the time of Monteverdi and Byrd

 

The King’s Noyse

directed by David Douglass

A Light Heart’s a Jewell: Ballads for voice and violin band

 

The Boston Camerata

directed by Joel Cohen

Schola Cantorum of Boston

directed by L. Frederick Jodry

Trav’ling Home: Musical migrations in England and America, 1775–1875

 

Elisabeth Wright, harpsichord & virginals

Mad Italians and Englishmen

 

Concerto Palatino

directed by Bruce Dickey and Charles Toet

Effetti e Stravagante: Affect and effect in 17th-century instrumental music

 

Andrew Lawrence-King, harp & double harp

The Seventeenth-Century Harp

 

Handel and Haydn Society Chorus

directed by John Finney

with James David Christie, organ

William Byrd (1543–1623): Gentlemen of the Chapel Royal—Anthems, Psalms, and Canticles