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A program interweaving 17th-c. music by Heinrich Schütz with settings of the same texts by contemporary British composer Ivan Moody.

Kleine Musik is a project interweaving nine pieces from the Kleine Geistliche Konzerte, a vocal and instrumental collection by the 17th-century German master, Heinrich Schütz, with new settings of the same texts by the wonderful British contemporary composer, Ivan Moody. The project was brought to our attention by Ivan himself, who asked if we would like to give the U.S. premiere of the program. With his blessing, we have reworked the material and shaped the program to fit our ensemble of two sopranos, two recorders/baroque flute, viola da gamba, and theorbo.

We have three upcoming performances, on February 27th, May 5th, and May 20th. We are seeking support to pay our ensemble members appropriate artist fees, as well as to pay a professional recording engineer to record all three performances. We will then produce a compilation live CD, which is offered as a reward in our campaign.

With CD in hand, we can approach more concert presenters, to bring this gorgeous music to more audiences.

We ask your help in getting this unusual program off the ground and in flight, where it belongs!

Our personnel:

  • Johanna Maria Rose and Karol Steadman, sopranos
  • Deborah Booth, recorders and baroque flute
  • Tricia van Oers, recorders
  • Patricia Ann Neely, viola da gamba
  • Jason Priset, theorbo

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    Our undying love & gratitude! And a signed thank you card from all of us.

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    Your name in the program. An autographed photo of the ensemble. + all of the above.

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    mp3 files of selections from the concerts. + all of the above.

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    An hour-long individual lesson: guitar, viol, recorder, flute (modern or baroque), or voice. (NY area only) OR A compilation CD signed by all the performers. + Your name in the program; An autographed photo of the ensemble; A thank you card signed by all of us; Our undying love & gratitude!

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    A 1-1/2 hour coaching session for your recorder, viol, vocal, or mixed ensemble. (NY area only) OR A hand-knitted hat and scarf set by Johanna, an expert knitter. (Can be mailed) + A compilation CD signed by all the performers; Your name in the program; An autographed photo of the ensemble; A thank you card signed by all of us; Our undying love & gratitude!

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    A fabulous botany tour, to learn the flora of Lower New York while strolling down some Mid-Hudson local trails, with Tricia and her husband, Bob. (NY area only) + A compilation CD signed by all the performers; Your name in the program; An autographed photo of the ensemble; A thank you card signed by all of us; Our undying love & gratitude!

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    A 20-minute Skype conversation with composer Ivan Moody! Anything you'd like to know about his idea for the project, how he went about selecting the Schütz pieces he used, and why, etc. + A compilation CD signed by all the performers; An autographed photo of the ensemble; A thank you card signed by all of us; Your name in the program; Our undying love & gratitude!

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