THE PACIFIC BAROQUE SERIES

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GUIDED BY VOICES

This program centres around the five-string cello’s most enduring work, Bach’s Sixth Solo Suite (BWV 1012). Each movement reveals the instrument’s incredible versatility and remarkable colors. Elinor Frey explores these qualities further through two newer works, “Guided By Voices” by Scott Godin (based on Hildegard von Bingen's “O Vis Aeternitatis”) and “With concord of sweet sounds” by Isaiah Ceccarelli. 
 

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PARDESSUS IN PARADISE

The crowning glory of the viola da gamba family, the pardessus – the smallest of the viola da gamba family of instruments - facilitated the instrument’s rise in popularity in France. Most of the works which will be performed were selected from the microfilm collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Few had been recorded until Mélisande’s recent recording. They are charming, playful, luminous and exquisitely elegant.