Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Les Six

In response to our recent discussion on Poulenc's Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone, I felt it appropriate to check out some information on Les Six, of which Poulenc was a part.  For those of us who are too lazy to visit the library, here is an interesting web page discussing Les Six:

Sunday, March 23, 2008

His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts

One of the ensembles that I played during my listening day was His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts.  They appeared on the "made-up" Bach recording... Some of the selections were unrealistic, especially that moving part on the sagbutt, but it still gives musicologists something to dream about!

Their official site can be found here, and some additional information here.

Piffaro Renaissance Band


Piffaro is a Renaissance band based in Philadelphia.  With world-class recordings and a very busy performance schedule, Piffaro is one of the most influential early music groups today.

Their website is a wealth of information and sample media, but something you won't find on the website is that my friend Priscilla Smith, an oboist from Temple, has been playing with them.

More information will be forthcoming, as I'm planning on focusing on this group for my final project.  Stay tuned!