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Found in a Flea Market: The Carlo G Manuscript.

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Gwendolyn Audrey webGwendolyn Toth ~ harpsichord 
Audrey Fernandez-Fraser ~ soprano 

This recently-discovered manuscript gives a glimpse into early ornamentation notated with rarely-seen specificity in an array of songs for voice and continuo. Today's concert brings several of these vocal works to the modern ear, a revelation of historical style for interpreters of early music. These are interspersed with Gwen's original intabulations of early motets, made in the style of Carlo G.

Gwendolyn Toth introduced Audrey Fernandez-Fraser to the Carlo manuscript as a means of assimilating Italian Baroque performance practice. In this process of practicing ornamentation for application in the singing of polyphonic masses and motets, the opportunity arose to perform multiple Carlo G and related works as a duo during masses at St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church.

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In person at St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan

Live stream details: You can watch it on your computer in any of two places by clicking on the name you wish: our website or YouTube.

Midtown Concerts sponsors lunchtime performances of music of the 18th century and earlier. Ensembles are chosen by a panel of early music specialists from the metropolitan area.

Time: Thursdays, 1:15–2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

Concerts are in person at St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan, AND live streamed.