Houston Baroque presents Music of Reincken
Houston Baroque's second concert of the season will consist of three suites from Reincken's "Hortus Musicus (Musical Garden)" and two chorale preludes for solo organ.
Each of the three chamber music suites begins with a movement which showcases the full ensemble (two violins, gamba, and continuo) followed by solos in dialogue between violin and gamba. Then, the standard movements of the Baroque dance suite follow, from the stately Allemande and Courante, to the sublime Sarabande and the rollicking Gigue.
The chorale preludes, played on the magnificent baroque-style Pasi organ, are large-scale fantasias based on the Psalms "The Lord is My Shepherd" and "By the Waters of... Babylon." The chorales will be introduced by Lauren Miller, soprano.
An optional free-will offering will be taken, and a reception with the artists is generously provided by Music at First in the Parish Hall following the concert.The following musicians will be featured:
- Nadia Lesinska and Alan Austin, baroque violin
- Jordan Witherspoon, viola da gamba
- Patrick Parker, organ and harpsichord