|From 15 - 16 June 1991|
Glebe Music Festival
In conjunction with The Glebe Society Inc
8:00pm Gala Musical Soirée Margaretta Cottage
The Goodchild Consort was founded in 1991 and consists of well-known, outstanding Sydney musicians. The Consort plays regular recitals, including the Hunter Valley and at Margaretta Cottage. Contact 665 1229 for more details.
Poetry C. Richard Anderson
Dowland was an English lutenist, singer
and composer, a great virtuoso who as a player on the lute was without
rival in Europe. In 1598 he was appointed lutenist to Christian IV of
Denmark until his return to London in 1606 where he was appointed one
of the King's Musicians for the lutes in 1612.
Born in Bologna, Ferrabosco spent several years in England until 1564 when he found himself in the service of Cardinal Famese in Rome. Ferrabosca escaped back to England where, in 1567 he was accused of the murder of a young foreign musician on his way to court to exhibit his skill. Ferrabosco pledged himself only to serve Queen Elizabeth I from 1569 (thus receiving a lifelong pension). He enetered the service of the Duke of Savoy in 1578 after escaping from England. The queen kept his children hostage, the eldest Alfonso becoming the most important of the Italian musicians living in England in the 16th century. The father died in Bologna
Marini was an Italian violinist and composer. He served at Venice, the Church of Sant Euphemia at Brescia, as the maestro della musica to the Duke of Bavaria at Munich, at Perrara and at the Church of Santa Maria della Scala at Milan. He died in Venice.
The Harpsichord used in the second half of this programme The instrument was built by Hugh Jones in 1984. It is a Flemish Double Harpsichord with scalings of a Ruckle's 1642 instrument.
The following timbers were used in its construction:
We thank Mr Jones for the use of this instrument. Hugh Jones trained as an organ builder with Brown and Arkley. Roger Pogson and Ron Sharpe. Since 1979 he has built 16 harpsichords. 34 harps and worked on approximately 200 pipe organs. Including the Sydney Opera House and Town Hall organs. He has exhibited and given workshops both in Sydney and interstate, and is currently building a 2 manual, 6 rank home-organ. Enquiries to: Hugh Jones. 112 Crystal Street. Petersham. 2049 Telephone: 568 2750.