Italian Renaissance Music
A Reasonable Facsimile was pleased to be asked
to give a series of performances at "Weekends at Two"
for the Detroit Institute of Arts during Magnificenza! the exhibit
of Italian Renaissance art during the spring of 2003. During the
course of nine Saturday presentations, a new program, Rinascenza!
(complete with an exclamation point!) evolved. This program is now
available as a concert or lecture demonstration. In addition to
the DIA performances, Rinascenza! has been presented
at the Rochester Hills (Michigan) Public Library, for Oakland University's
International Faculty Reception, on the Ann Arbor (Michigan) Academy
of Early Music Concert Series, for the Paint Creek Folklore Society
in Rochester, Michigan, and for the Older Persons Commission, also
in Rochester, Michigan.
For Rinascenza! Anne and Rob play tamburo (drum),
fiffaro (fife), pifarro (shawm), chitarrino (guitar), corno torto
(crumhorn), flauto dolce (recorder), lauto (lute), lira tedesca
(hurdy gurdy), surdelina (bellows pipes), viola da gamba (viola
da gamba), and other instruments on festive compositions by Azzaiolo,
Mainerio, Gastoldi, Caroso, Dalza and others.