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Shakespeare in Verse & Music, Capriccio Baroque

Rebecca Pechefsky,
Harpsichord & Virginal
Sam Tsoutsouvas, Actor
Erik Ryding, Lute
Christopher Morrongiello, Lute
Philip Anderson, Tenor

Gregory Bynum, Recorder

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
Lambert Hall, Chevy Chase & 3137 Aberfoyle Pl. NW, DC 20015
Program Details: 

Shakespeare in Verse and Music
Erik Ryding, Lute; Rebecca Pechefsky, Virginal & Harpsichord; Sam Tsoutsouvas, Actor;
Philip Anderson, Tenor; Gregory Bynum, Recorder; Christopher Morrongiello, Lute


1. Introduction • Henry viii

Soul of the Age! (Ben Jonson, from the First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays)

HENRY VIII (1491–1547): Pastime with Good Company

Sir, I desire you do me right and justice (Henry viii, 2.4)

2. Romeo and Juliet

ANONYMOUS: La Rossignol (The Nightingale)

ROBERT JOHNSON (ca. 1583–1633): Hark, Hark, the Lark

Wilt thou be gone? It is not yet near day (Romeo and Juliet, 3.5)

RICHARD EDWARDS (1525– 1566): When Griping Griefs

ANTHONY HOLBORNE (ca. 1545–1602): Heart’s Ease

3. Sonnets

Let me not to the marriage of true minds (Sonnet 116)

HENRY LAWES (1595–1662): Self-blinding Error

How oft when thou, my music, music play’st (Sonnet 128)


4. Hamlet

There’s fennel for you, and columbines (Hamlet, 4.5)

JOHN MUNDY (1555–1630): Robin

There is a willow grows aslant a brook (Hamlet, 4.7)

WILLIAM BYRD (1543–1623): Piper’s Galliard

Ere we were two days old at sea, a pirate (Hamlet, 4.6)

JOHN DOWLAND (1563–1626): If My Complaints

O, the recorders! Let me see one (Hamlet, 3.2)

ANONYMOUS: Lesson for Two Lutes

5. As You Like It

All the world’s a stage (As You Like It, 2.7)

THOMAS ARNE (1710– 1778): Blow, Blow, Thou Wind

THOMAS MORLEY (1557–1602): It Was a Lover


6. Twelfth Night

If music be the food of love, play on (Twelfth Night, 1.1)

HENRY PURCELL (1659–1695): If Music Be the Food of Love

7. Othello

My mother had a maid call’d Barbary (Othello, 4.3)

ANONYMOUS: The Poor Soul Sat Sighing (The Willow Song)

It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul (Othello, 5.2)

JOHN DOWLAND (1563–1626): Lachrimae

8. Finale

We have heard the chimes at midnight (Henry iv, Part Two, 3.2)

THOMAS ROBINSON (ca. 1560–1610): Twenty Ways upon the Bells

Now is the winter of our discontent  (Richard iii, 1.1)

DANIEL PURCELL (ca. 1664–1717): Allegro from Sonata in F Major    

Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes and groves (The Tempest, 5.1)

I am never merry when I hear sweet music (Merchant of Venice, 5.1)

ROBERT JOHNSON (ca. 1583–1633): Where the Bee Sucks

Our revels now are ended (The Tempest, 4.1)

THOMAS MORLEY: It Was a Lover (Reprise)

Sam Tsoutsouvas reads Shakespeare's Sonnet 128 with Rebecca Pechefsky on Keyboard

Shakespeare: Sonnet 128 (Sam Tsoutsouvas)

Rebecca Pechefsky Performs Krebs, French Overture

Krebs: French Overture (Rebecca Pechefsky)

Erik Ryding plays Ricercar

Francesco da Milano: Ricercar, Ness 10 (Ryding)