From Dowland to Britten: Songs to the lute and guitar
• Music of Dowland, Robert de Visée, Britten, and others
• Sunday, November 18, 2017 at 10:00
• Prince Memorial Libary, Cumberland Center
• For more information, contact the Prince Memorial Libary
• Tel: 829-2215

  • A Baroque Christmas
  • St Luke’s Cathedral Chapel
  • 143 State Street, Portland
  • Music’s Quill with special guest Erin Chenard
  • 12/2/17, at 7pm
  • This annual Christmas concert combines seasonal music of the the Renaissance and Baroque with period readings.


  • The Second Booke of Ayres, by John Dowland
  • 143 State Street, Portland
  • With special guest Todd Borgerding, viola da gamba and voice
  • 2/3/18, at 7pm
  • The full title of Dowland’s second book of songs is of a length characteristic of the period (all spellings original): “The second booke of songs or ayres, of 2. 4. and 5. parts vvith tableture for the lute or orpherian, with the violl de gamba. Composed by Iohn Dovvland Batcheler of Musick, and lutenist to the King of Denmark: also an excelent lesson for the lute and base viol, called Dowlands adew. Published by George Eastland, and are to be sould at his house neere the greene Dragon and Sword, in Fleetstreete.”
  • The entire second book (published 1600) will be performed, including such well-known songs as: I saw my lady weep; Flow my tears; Sorrow stay; Fine knacks for ladies; and Shall I sue. Also included is the only known triptych of songs of the period: Time’s eldest son, Old Age; Then sit thee down and say; When others sing Venite.


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