Anne & Rob Burns as A Reasonable Facsimile Present
(Music and Fables for All
For the 2020 Collaborative
Summer Library Program theme, "Imagine
Your Story" our programs feature Renaissance music and
instruments. These shows will be available from the spring of 2020
to the spring of 2021.
All programs feature replica Renaissance
instruments and commentary about the instruments and music selections.
fun program of old music and instruments, "Gammer
Goose's Merry Tales and Songs" is sprinkled with
stories to capture the imagination of the young and the young at
heart. Everyone is familiar with the tales of Mother Goose, first
published in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, but Anne
& Rob Burns, as A Reasonable Facsimile, go back even
further with stories and music from the Renaissance. We fancy that
our tales would have been told by an ancestor of Mother Goose: Gammer
(grandmother) Goose. Come down and have a gander with your whole
Anne and Rob incorporate humor and audience participation
to introduce young audiences to earlier music. Anne and Rob play
lively, rhythmic music which invites audience participation. The
performers bring history alive with instruments from the Renaissance:
shawm, drum, crumhorn, bagpipe, recorder, gittern and more.
Goose’s Merry Tales and Songs" flier
Solo format for above:
Anne Burns shares stories and tunes on shawm, recorder, crumhorn,
gittern, percussion and other Renaissance instruments. This version
is more available on weekdays, and is lower priced than the duo
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Anne & Rob Burns each received
a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Early Music from
Oakland University. They specialize in the music of the Renaissance
and the Colonial era as the duo A Reasonable Facsimile.
They have received wide acclaim for their unique school and library
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The base price for one performance with the duo is
$375. For Anne's solo program, the base price is $250.
Mileage will be charged to locations over 50 miles
from Clarkston, Michigan. Overnight accommodations, if necessary.
for two neighboring libraries booking music programs on the same
day: subtract $50 each library. The libraries also split mileage
and accommodations costs. Share with a library already on our calendar,
or set up a new day with a neighbor.
To calculate the mileage fee use an online map service,
entering Clarkston MI as starting address, and the library address
as destination address. From the resulting one-way distance, subtract
50 miles, then multiply remaining mileage by the current standard
mileage rate: $1.15 ($1.15 = 57.5¢ per mile each way).
us with your first and second choices of available dates and times.
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