A joyful noyse was made in the recent program June 1-2 shared by NAVE and The Four Winds recorder consort at St. Peter’s Church (Plattsburgh) and St. Bernard’s Church (Saranac Lake). Both ensembles were featured separately and together: NAVE in a cappella vocal works; The Four Winds in typical renaissance forms (fantasia, ricercar, canzona) and dance sets.
“Madrigals, Motets, and Merriment!” will be offered again August 22 at 7:30 pm at the Methodist Church in Long Lake, NY. A choice sampling of short vocal and instrumental works express the full range of human emotions. Little vignettes, both secular and sacred, capture the essence of a mood or state, each dealing with an aspect of earthly or divine love. Coquetry, passion, lust, loss, and despair, as well as spiritual longing, fervor and joy are all depicted in a perfect marriage of words and music.