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Rare Music in the Rare Book Room, Feb. 18

Voice/Flute with Karen Cook, director of Duke's Collegium Musicum
When: Friday, February 18, 4-6 PM
Where: Perkins Library, Biddle Rare Book Room

Voice/Flute is a pun, a play on words. A voice flute is a recorder in D, and we will be presenting music for voice and recorder. In earlier eras, music for recorder was frequently vocal music, whether for a consort to play or for an individual to ornament. Later, in the Baroque period, the recorder often accompanied voices in sacred cantatas and the like. Our program will explore a bit of this history between the recorder and the voice, using instruments both from DUMIC and from private collections.

Karen Cook is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in musicology at Duke. She is currently the director of the Duke Collegium Musicum, as well as a teacher and performer of early music in the greater Triangle area. Having completed degrees in music performance, music theory, and musicology, she is now at work on a dissertation focusing on musical notation in the early 15th century.

Reception to follow. This event is free and open to the public.

Rare Music is co-sponsored by the Duke University Musical Instrument Collections (DUMIC) and the Duke University Libraries, with additional support from the Vice Provost for the Arts, the Carrabina Endowment, Friends of DUMIC, High Strung Violins & Guitars, Ruggero Piano, VoChor Incorporated, and Zack Baldwin. For a complete schedule of Rare Music performances, visit the DUMIC website.
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Posted 14 February 2011

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