Recorder Consort to present 'In Merrie Old England'

Recorder ConsortThe SUNY Oswego Recorder Consort will perform “In Merrie Old England” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the Church of the Resurrection, 120 W. Fifth St. in Oswego.

“It will feature the rich repertoire of recorder music from England, the country that started the recorder revival in the early 20th century,” said the group’s director, Distinguished Teaching Professor Marilynn Smiley of Oswego’s music department.

The program will consist of a few Renaissance dances by John Bull, a set of pieces from Henry Purcell’s “The Faerie Queen,” arrangements of English folk and popular songs, and two suites (“Idyllwild Suite” and “Four Fantasias on Traditional British Melodies”) by contemporary English composer Andrew Charlton.

The Recorder Consort’s members include John Brunson on soprano recorder, Smiley on alto recorder, Jane Wright on tenor recorder and Burton Phillips on bass recorder.

This concert is free and open to the public.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Musical journey—The SUNY Oswego Recorder Consort will present “In Merrie Old England” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the Church of the Resurrection, 120 W. Fifth St. in Oswego. Its members include, seated from left, director Marilynn Smiley on alto recorder and Jane Wright on tenor recorder, and standing from left, John Brunson on soprano recorder and Burton Phillips on bass recorder.

(Posted: Apr 28, 2008)

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