Following the successful premier of The Joseph Triptych by Thomas F. Savoy, we have commissioned our esteemed colleague to compose a new piece for Advent Lessons and Carols, Saturday December 5, 2009.

Mr. Savoy’s concept for the new work: “I was thinking of the many angelic apparitions to Advent personae: John the Baptist, Mary, Elizabeth and Zachariah and, of course, Joseph. …I thought of the title, Annunciations.”

The text for the new work will be provided by local poet/theolgian Bertrand Fay.

Aoede Consort looks forward to presenting the new work at
Advent Lessons and Carols, Saturday December 5, 2009.

Lully scores

At our Baroque Masters Concert on June 6, 2009, Aoede Consort will present rarely heard masterpiece Exaudiat te Dominus by Jean-Baptiste Lully.

On Monday February 9th, the Broude Brothers score of
Exaudiat te Dominus score arrived. Hours later, Remi Castonguay, Music Librarian at Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University, sent us a high resolution scan of the facsimile. Professor Carragan and I have begun work toward new continuo realizations for organ and harpsichord and performance materials.

Aoede wishes to thank the following people for their invaluable help with our Lully project:

Dr. Craig Wright, Yale University who got us in touch with Remi Castonguay, Gallica France for providing the scan of the facsimile, and Dr. John Hajdu Heyer, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, a world expert on Lully who has provided us with many resources.

-Dan Foster, artistic director