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Janelle Davis

Janelle Davis is a violinist and performer with period instrument ensembles throughout the United States. She is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University, Bloomington where she specializes in early music.

Recent Posts by Janelle Davis

October 30, 2017

 

An early printing of Luther's hymn

Ein Feste Burg

This October 31st marks half a millennium since the young priest, Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses that ushered in the Protestant Reformation.

October 13, 2017

 

Title page from Six Flute Duets, Filippo Ruge.

Filippo Ruge

Charming music by Filippo Ruge has languished in the wings for too many years just waiting to be rediscovered.

October 6, 2017

 

A swallow's nest organ in the Grote Kerk, Haarlem, depicted by Saenredam in 1636.

St. Paul’s Swallow’s Nest

Prominent in Medieval and Renaissance churches, swallow’s nest organs perched high above their congregations suspended from platforms built in the church wall.

September 22, 2017

 

Engraving of Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf by Heinrich Eduard Winter (19th c.)

Dittersdorf’s ‘Ovid’ Sonatas

When life give you lemons…make lemonade. It seems that’s what Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf decided to do.

September 8, 2017

 

Johannes Tinctoris (Valencia, Biblioteca universitaria, MS 835).

Secret Consolations

Many know Tinctoris only by way of his famous theoretical treatises, but he also composed a great deal of fine vocal and instrumental works.

August 28, 2017

 

Federico M. Sardelli, Selfportrait, 2001.

21st Century Somersaults

"Everything has been thought of before, but the problem is to think of it again."

August 11, 2017

 

The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, 1633.

Divine Theatre: Giaches de Wert

Giaches de Wert is famous for his madrigals and his influence on Claudio Monteverdi is often stated. But Wert also composed a significant body of church music.

July 21, 2017

 

Ensemble Scholastica.

Ars Elaboratio

Ensemble Scholastica aims to recreate a medieval musician’s process.

July 7, 2017

 

Illustration from botanist and amateur musician Nikolaus Jacquin's 1797-1798 publication.

Nachtmusique

Go back in time for a musical soirée in an 18th century Viennese drawing room.

June 30, 2017

 

Leila Schayegh.

Carlo Farina

The influential Italian composer, Carlo Farina, was at the forefront of the violin’s flourishing.

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