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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

January 25, 2018

 

Basilica Santa Maria della Salute

Sounds So Nice, Feels So Good

The cornetto is a woodwind instrument with a brass-style cup mouth piece which flourished in the mid 1600’s, in the early to middle-baroque period.

January 5, 2018

 

Machaut

Vienna Vocal Consort

Machaut's 'Messe de Nostre Dame' is inordinately famous, and is often cited as the first complete polyphonic setting of a Mass ordinary by a single composer.

December 22, 2017

 

Portrait of Johann Melchior Molter by Pier Leone Ghezzi (1674–1755).

Musica Fiorita plays Molter

In his music, Molter indulged his compositional imagination writing for all sorts of instrumental combinations and sonorities.

December 8, 2017

 

Le Jardin des Voix.

Un Jardin à l’Italienne

With the thunderous applause at the end of this CD, you can almost imagine yourself on tour with the Académie in Australia at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

November 29, 2017

 

Philidor's bust on the façade of the Opera Garnier in Paris.

Philidor Paris Quartets

Ars Antiqua transports listeners back in time to the gilded 18th century Rococo music rooms of Paris.

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.

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