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2008-10-06 15:00:23

By D.S. Crafts For the Journal The Santa Fe Pro Musica began its Handel Celebration on Wednesday night at the Loretto Chapel. Ironically, there was not a piece of Handel anywhere on the program. No one was complaining, mind you, anything but. Not when the first half contained the exquisite music of Dowland and Purcell, sung by the radiant tenor voice John Elwes. Lutenist Nigel North and Mary Springfels playing the viola da gamba accompanied. The theme of this recital was music before and...

2008-09-16 15:00:25

By D.S. Crafts For the Journal Just what dance craze would attract a fashionable European circa 1700? A sexily sultry saltarello? Perhaps a craven ciaccona might raise some disapproving eyebrows. It was often a fight between French and Italian styles that captured attention, but all forms seemed to find their way into concert music. The Albuquerque Baroque Players offered a full dance card of the popular preclassical styles in "Invitation to the Dance," the opening program of their 11th...

2008-08-21 15:00:43

GORHAM - A female band of four oboists who play authentic 17th and 18th century instruments will be featured in a concert of theater and ceremonial music Sunday, Aug. 24, at Chapel Arts New England. The 4 p.m. performance by St. Botolph's Town Band (The Oboe Band in Boston) is part of the the Classical Series at Chapel Arts, located at the intersections of Routes 2 and 16 south. (c) 2008 Sun-Journal Lewiston, Me.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

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2006-05-30 09:50:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- The digital music battle of the future may not be over where music is purchased, but where and how it is stored. A number of companies have created online content "lockers" where users can upload their digital media files for storage that they can subsequently access from multiple devices. Examples include Oboe, created by MP3Tunes founder Michael Robertson, and MediaMax, from Streamload. Oboe offers unlimited storage of music-only files for a flat fee of $40 per year, while...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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