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Gavin Black Harpsichord Recital
November 13, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pmfree will offering
On Sunday, November 13 at 4:00 pm Saint Mary’s Music Series will present harpsichordist Gavin Black in recital. The concert will take place in Old Saint Mary’s Church with its beautiful acoustic and intimate setting. Built in 1703, Old Saint Mary’s is the 18th oldest church building in America, and the oldest in New Jersey.
The program will include music of Girolamo Frescobaldi, Johann Jacob Froberger, and Bernardo Storace played on an original Anonymous Italian harpsichord from the mid-seventeenth century, and a harpsichord in the German style built by Keith Hill in 1978.
Gavin Black is founder and Director of the Princeton Early Keyboard Center in Princeton, New Jersey, where he teaches harpsichord, clavichord, organ, and continuo playing. He is also an active recitalist on those instruments, and has recorded on organ and on harpsichord for PGM, Centaur, and MHS. These recordings include music of Jan Sweelinck, Johann Froberger, Johann Pachelbel, Dietrich Buxtehude, and others, as well as J. S. Bach’s The Art of the Fugue with colleague George Hazelrigg in a version for two harpsichords. He has recently completed recording a new CD of harpsichord music of Frescobaldi, which will be released in the coming year. In addition to his focus on keyboard repertoire between 1500 and 1750, he has also specialized in the music of the twentieth century American composer Moondog, with whom he collaborated during the last twenty years of the composer’s life. Gavin writes a regular column — On Teaching — for the organ magazine The Diapason. Topics have included pedal playing, registration, practice techniques, tuning and temperament, and much more. He is currently at work on an organ method, which was partially serialized in The Diapason.
Old Saint Mary’s is located at the corner of West Broad and Wood Streets in the heart of historic Burlington, NJ. Parking is available in the Parish’s lot off Talbot Street, or on the streets adjacent to Old Saint Mary’s. A reception will follow the program in the Eyre Room, and a free will offering will be received. For further information please contact the Parish Office at (609) 386-0902.