CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Chamber Music Sundays at Three will present Such Sweete Melodie at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 3.
The concert will be at the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.
According to Southeast, the concert has early music on period instruments for voice, theorbo, Baroque violin, violone and harpsichord. The concert is directed by Jeffrey Noonan, Southeast associate professor of music.
Organizers say concertgoers will hear some of what Jean-Jacques Rousseau considered in 1768 when he observed, “Baroque music is that in which the harmony is confused, charged with modulations and dissonances, the melody is harsh and little natural, the intonation difficult, and the movement constrained.”
According to Southeast, such Sweete Melodie performs vocative and beautiful songs and early sonatas supported by the dulcet sounds of lutes, guitars, lirone, violone and virginal.