late-13th-century north-French Gradual

Gaudeamus omnes from the Mass for the Assumption of Mary

Giovanni Animuccia

Magnificat primi toni (first setting), from Canticum Beatae Mariae Virginis (1568)

Cipriano de Rore

"Amor, ben mi credevo," from Il primo libro de madrigali a quattro voci, novamente per Antonio Gardane con ogni dilgentia ristampati (1554? printing; 1st ed.: 1550)

Adolphe Adam

With Your Little Wife (Mon petit mari)

John R. Thomas

The Fond Hearts at Home

Vincenzo Minnelli

The Disowned

"An Amateur"

'Tis Midnight Hour

Fred H. Cowen

It Was a Dream

Thomas H. Bayly

No! Ne'er Can Thy Home Be Mine

François Couperin

Suite from Pieces de clavecin, premier livre, second ordre (1713)

Giuseppe Sammartini

Sonata I in F Major, from XII Sonatas for Two German Flutes or Violins with a Thorough Bass (ca. 1730)

Event Info

Mendel Music Library presents a live performance of music from our Locked Collection and Princeton University Library’s Special Collections on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 7:30pm in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. This is Mendel’s second concert in a series of performances that feature the Library’s Special Collections. Repertoire includes the Magnificat primi toni (first setting) from Canticum Beatae Mariae Virginis (1568) by Renaissance composer Giovanni Animuccia and other early vocal music, a solo harpsichord suite from Couperin’s Pièces de clavecin (1713), a Sammartini trio sonata, and selections from Mendel’s 19th-Century Sheet Music Collection. Performers include a vocal ensemble led by graduate musicology student John Ahern; Joyce Chen, harpsichord; John Burkhalter, recorder; Charlie Hankin, violin; Megan Ormsbee, mezzo-soprano; Marley Jacobson, soprano; Mariana Corichi Gomez, soprano; and other Princeton singers and instrumentalists. Join us for this exciting library event featuring our incredible Library collections, Library staff, and Princeton musicians!

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