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In Trembling Shadow

Sarah Jackson, soprano

Thomas Walker, Jr., lute

Mary Burke, viol

Friday, October 13 | 7:30 pm
St. Mary's Episcopal Church

Come and hear music from the great Elizabethan Age, including songs by English lutenist/composer John Dowland (1563-1626). A DREAM STATE—that’s the only possible way to describe this music. John Dowland’s final work (1612), A Pilgrimes Solace, is his lushest, most vivid composition, overflowing with colorful opulence. In movements IX, X, and XI, his characteristic elegance is distilled into ravishing chromaticisms, igniting radiant sparks between voice, lute, and viol. It’s a work that is as intoxicating to perform as it is to hear! And anyone familiar with Tobias Hume’s Captain Humes Poeticall Musicke, published in 1607, will already know what a mesmerizing spell Hume can weave with lute, viols, and voice—most of all in his air Cease Leaden Slumber. This concert will also include a deeply moving air of Henry Lawes, and eloquent works of William Lawes, Richard Mico and others. Don’t miss this rare opportunity in this outstanding acoustical space.

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