We end Friday's Midday with a little music from yesteryear. Like, way yesteryear. Members of the Peabody Consort join Tom in Studio A. They specialize in music from the earliest eras of what we have come to know as classical music. The consort is on their way to the Indianapolis Early Music Festival next week, and in November, they’ll appear at Early Music Hawaii, another prestigious festival (in a great place to be in November).
And this weekend in Baltimore, they'll be giving a concert of music from the three Abrahamic religions, performing at an event called Words and Music of Three Faiths. It takes place this Sunday night (June 18) at 7:00, at Second Presbyterian Church, located at 4200 Saint Paul Street in Baltimore (21218).
Today, they join Tom with their instruments to offer a little preview. Soprano Julie Bosworth is here, and Brian Kay is here with his oud. The founder of the consort is Peabody faculty member Mark Cudek.
Their performance today features the Cantigas de Santa Maria: "Tanto son da Groriosa" (No. 48) from the Court of Alfonso X or “el Sabio” (1221–1284); an improvisation on the Arabic “oud,” the ancestor of the lute; and a Sephardic romance: the anonymously composed "Cuando el Rey Nimrod,” which closes out the show.