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W&M Faculty Perform Bach in Norfolk

Ruth Griffioen, Tom Marshall and Sarah GlossonThree W&M Department of Music faculty members who specialize in performing on historic instruments took part in a period instrumental performance of a Bach Cantata this fall in Norfolk, VA. They include organist/harpsichordist Tom Marshall, viola da gamba player Sarah Glosson, and recorder player Ruth Van Baak Griffioen. These musicians performed with the Norfolk Chamber Consort directed by Allen Shaffer, at Christ and St. Luke’s Church on Monday, September 20, 2010. The Countertop Ensemble from Washington, DC, which concentrates on singing styles appropriate to Renaissance and Baroque Music, also performed at the event.

The cantata was Bach’s funeral piece, “Gottes Zeit ist die alberbeste Zeit” BWV 106, written in 1707 when Bach was 22 years old.

The video recording was made by W&M Music Department Alumnus '09, Christian Amonson, owner of Arts Laureate. Enjoy the video clip on the News page and be sure to check out the additional sections of the piece found on Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx7LCUQmAXc   (Sonatina, 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egAyzhGKgi8&feature=related (Gottes Zeit, 9')
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raVaa1DhsKk&feature=related (In deine Ha:nde, 6')
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFRUAX4oHoc&feature=related (Glorie, Lob, 4')