Presented by EMMA Concert Series, Words and Music is an exploration of cultural connections through song, story and dance, suitable for the entire family.
This month's featured artists are Peter and Patricia DeWitt playing recorders, viola da gamba, and harpsichord. These instruments were used both in the Renaissance, encompassing most of the 15th and 16th centuries in Europe, and in the Baroque, encompassing the 17th and part of the 18th centuries. In the Renaissance, vocal music was predominant, including sacred motets and masses and secular madrigals and chansons. Instrumental music at that time was either patterned after vocal models or was developed from the dance. In the Baroque, instrumental music became more independent, taking on distinctive forms of its own. We will illustrate these trends using music by such composers as Isaac, Senfl, Ortiz, Cabezon, and the ever popular Anonymous from the Renaissance and Frescobaldi, Scarlatti, Bach and Handel from the Baroque.
This free event takes place from 1-2 p.m. at The Waterworks, 184 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. www.emmaconcerts.com