The Flute’s Garden of Delights
2:30pm pre-concert conversation with Anne Timberlake
Tickets are $20 (18/under FREE), available only at the door on the day of the concert.
Season contributors may request reserved seating. (For more information on becoming a contributor, visit: maspconcerts.org/donate.)
Anne Timberlake, recorder; Adam Cockerham, lute
In partnership with the Palm Beach Chapter of the American Recorder Society, Music at St. Paul’s presents two young masters of early music.
In 1649, the Dutch carillon master and recorder player Jacob van Eyck got a raise, “provided he would now and then in the evening entertain the people strolling in the churchyard with the sound of his little flute.” Born blind, van Eyck was a creative improviser and a lover of tunes, weaving shimmering structures from the simplest of melodies, and eventually publishing Der Flutyen Lust-hof, or The Flute’s Garden of Delights, still the largest collection of solo music for recorder.
With Van Eyck’s garden as a point of departure, recorder player Anne Timberlake and lutenist/theorbist Adam Cockerham explore music for recorder (and some stolen fruit!) from centuries near and far, with music by Van Eyck, Schop, Dowland, and others. Just like van Eyck, we’ll follow thematic threads (exile, hymn) as they lead us to musical delights from the heart of, and far beyond, the recorder’s golden age.
"Dazzling" (Chicago Classical Review)
"Preternaturally persuasive" (The Ann Arbor Observer)