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Courante baroque music ensemble is returning to live concerts after over a year's hiatus. Performing on period instruments, the quartet will present a concert entitled “Fantasy and Invention” at St Andrew’s by the Sea, 12 Irving Ave., Hyannis Port on Sunday, July 25 at 5:00 PM. The program will include Inventions by Bach and Bonporti, Fantasias by Locke, Gibbons and Jenkins, and trio sonatas by Telemann and Bach. Some of the works in the program are in the Stylus Fantasticus, a compositional style prevalent in the early baroque period and described by 17th century scholar Athanasius Kircher as being “especially suited to instruments. It is the most free and unrestrained method of composing, it is bound to nothing, neither to any words nor to a melodic subject, it was instituted to display genius and to teach the hidden design of harmony and the ingenious composition of harmonic phrases and fugues.” (Musurgia Universalis, 1650) Courante was founded in 2017, when local musicians David Gable (violin), Jan Elliott (recorder) and Molly Johnston (viola da gamba) discovered a mutual affinity for beautiful and challenging chamber music from the baroque era. Brittany Lord (harpsichord) soon joined the group, completing the “basso continuo” portion of the ensemble. Courante performs music in a variety of baroque styles, using authentic instruments and performance practices. Their name is taken from a popular baroque dance, the courante or corrente, which is characterized by sprightly rhythms in triple meter. By tradition, the group incorporates at least one courante or corrente in every program. In this concert, the courantes are movements within two larger works: Suite No. 4 from “The Broken Consort” by Matthew Locke, and "Invenzione Decima," by Francesco Antonio Bonporti. Bonporti, a violinist, composer and ordained priest, is the first composer known to have used the term “invention” to describe a piece of music. Jan Elliott, recorder, began her musical training in
  • Start:July 25, 2021 Time: 5:00 PM
  • End:July 25, 2021 Time: 6:00 PM
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  • Where:Saint Andrew's By The Sea, 12 Irving Avenue,, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, 02647
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  • Event Type: Other
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