Early Music Workshop is a music workshop to explore every aspect of keyboard and string instruments from the fifteenth century to the eighteenth century. You will experience ancestor of a piano, a harp, a violin and more!
Open to All Ages.
Program: Demonstrations on Early Keyboard Instruments and a zither, Mini Concert, Lean to play Harpsichord and Zither!
This piece is an opening movement in Suite XII in C Major in 1656 by Johann Jacob Froberger (1616-1667). It entitled “LAMENTO sopra la dolorosa perdita della Real Msta di FERDINANDO IV Re de Romani &," laments the death of the elder son of Fernando III, who died at the age of 21 in 1654. The final phrase of the Lamento consists of a long C major ascending scale from the bottom of the keyboard to c”’, which is the top note the harpsichord in Froberger’s day. In decoration by Johann Fridrich Sautter of the Vienna manuscript, the highest c”’ fades away into a cloud, where an angel is waiting for soul of he elder son of Fernando III.
Description: Large coloured initial and square music notations on six-line staves for the four-part rota canon (song for singing in rounds) ‘Sumer is icumen in’ (“Summer is ‘comin’ in”). Middle English text in black ink, alternative Latin text in red ink.