"Library Music Live: Rarely performed music from our Special Collections," Nov. 20


Mendel Music Library presents a live performance of music from our Locked Collection and Princeton University Library’s Special Collections on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 7:30pm in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. This is Mendel’s second concert in a series of performances that feature the Library’s Special Collections. Repertoire includes the Magnificat primi toni (first setting) from Canticum Beatae Mariae Virginis (1568) by Renaissance composer Giovanni Animuccia and other early vocal music, a solo harpsichord suite from Couperin’s Pièces de clavecin (1713), a Sammartini trio sonata, and selections from Mendel’s 19th-Century Sheet Music Collection. Performers include a vocal ensemble led by graduate musicology student John Ahern; Joyce Chen, harpsichord; John Burkhalter, recorder; Charlie Hankin, violin; Megan Ormsbee, mezzo soprano; Marley Jacobson, soprano; Mariana Corichi Gomez, soprano; and other Princeton singers and instrumentalists. Join us for this exciting library event featuring our incredible Library collections, Library staff, and Princeton musicians!

For more information on the music being performed at the concert and to view digital images of the original print and manuscript sources for these works held by the Mendel Music Library and Special Collections, please see our blog at: bit.ly/PULibmusic.


Library Music Live
Rarely performed music from our Special Collections
November 20, 2019 
7:30 p.m.
Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
Free and Open to the Public

Vocal & Instrumental
Chant, a Rore madrigal & Animuccia's
Magnificat primi toni (1568)

François Couperin's Pièces de clavecin (1713)
and a trio sonata by Sammartini (ca. 1730)

19th-century parlor songs

Media contact: Barbara Valenza, Director of Library Communications