The GambaCast – Harmonie – Carolus Hacquart (c.1640-1701?) – Sonata Quinta a Tre for 2 Violins, Viola da Gamba & Basso Continuo
Adagio-Canzona (Allegro) – Grave e superbo – Bizzaria (Vivace) – Grave Aria (Allegro)
Performed by HARMONIE – Dutch Music of the 17th Century
From a performance at the 49th Annual Conclave of the Viola da Gamba Society of America – HARMONIE – July 26, 2011, Butler Hall, Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL, 7:00PM
Sheila Smyth and Valerie Sylvester, violins, Phillip W. Serna, bass viol and Janet E. Scott, harpsichord
A Canadian/ American period- instrument ensemble dedicated to the performance of primarily Dutch Early Music. Harmonie programs challenging works that demonstrate the emotional depth and technical virtuosity of the literature.
To find out more about Harmonie, visit http://www.harmonielives.org/. To find out more about about the Viola da Gamba Society of America, please visit http://www.vdgsa.org/. This content is Copyright © 2011 Harmonie and appears here on the GambaCast by permission.
Based in the Chicago area, Dr. Serna works to bring the early western string instrument family known as the viola da gamba into many area schools – demonstrating solo literature from the Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical periods for treble viol, tenor viol, bass viol & violone. Please help us make viols accessible to both young and old.
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