Tag Archives: Early Music

Music of the Baroque

Today, Sat­ur­day Sep­tem­ber 4th, we explore the music of the Baroque era. We’ll be includ­ing the work of a wide range of com­posers. Many will be famil­iar; oth­er per­haps less so; or they may have writ­ten pieces that we know well but have no idea of who com­posed them — for exam­ple Eng­lish com­pos­er Thomas Arne, who wrote Rule Bri­tan­nia but also a range of oth­er pieces which deserve more inter­est than is usu­al­ly paid to them.

Then at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic / 8pm or mid­night UK time, there’s anoth­er chance to hear Episode 15 of “Where’ve You Been?”, our twice-month­ly show on places to vis­it and things to do around the Sec­ond Life Grid. In this episode, we vis­it Art Korner SL, which focus­es on art and pho­tog­ra­phy show­cased in-world across many dif­fer­ent gen­res and forms. You can read more about it here.

And every four hours from 4am Pacific/noon in the UK, tune in for “The Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity”, from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, about the machines that make our civ­i­liza­tion run and the peo­ple whose inge­nu­ity cre­at­ed them.

The Early Music Show

Tune in to Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio today, Wednes­day Sep­tem­ber 1st, for a pro­gramme of Ear­ly Music – today fea­tur­ing music of the High Renais­sance, with con­tri­bu­tions from France, Spain, Eng­land and Ger­many. There are also some mod­ern inter­pre­ta­tions thrown in for good measure.

Sounding Brass

Today’s pro­gramme focus­es on brass instru­ments, with gen­res that range from Ear­ly Music to con­tem­po­rary pieces.

Thus the gen­res range from ancient and ear­ly music, through Baroque and clas­si­cal, to Vic­to­ri­an brass bands, to rag­time, trad jazz, a touch of big band, right up to mod­ern works includ­ing a mar­vel­lous suite of pieces for wind band inspired by the works of Shakespeare.

This will all lead to some remark­able jux­ta­po­si­tions — and a few surprises. 

Music of the Baroque

Today, Sat­ur­day August 7, we explore the music of the Baroque era. We’ll be includ­ing the work of a wide range of com­posers. Many will be famil­iar; oth­er per­haps less so; or they may have writ­ten pieces that we know well but have no idea of who com­posed them — for exam­ple Eng­lish com­pos­er Thomas Arne, who wrote Rule Bri­tan­nia but also a range of oth­er pieces which deserve more inter­est than is usu­al­ly paid to them. And on this occa­sion we are also explor­ing a range of works by J S Bach — some well-known and oth­ers less familiar.

Then at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic / 8pm or mid­night UK time, there’s anoth­er chance to hear Episode 13 of “Where’ve You Been?”, our twice-month­ly show on places to vis­it and things to do around the Sec­ond Life Grid. This time we’re pay­ing a return vis­it to the Sec­ond Life Endow­ment for the Arts (SLEA), focus­ing on the near­ly-com­plet­ed Bridge Project.  You’ll find more details here. And every four hours from 4am Pacific/noon in the UK, tune in for “The Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity”, from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, about the machines that make our civ­i­liza­tion run and the peo­ple whose inge­nu­ity cre­at­ed them.

The Early Music Show

Tune in to Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio today, Wednes­day August 4th, for a pro­gramme of Ear­ly Music – today fea­tur­ing music of the High Renais­sance, with con­tri­bu­tions from France, Spain, Eng­land and Ger­many. There are also some mod­ern inter­pre­ta­tions thrown in for good measure.

Music of the Baroque

Today, Wednes­day July 7th, we explore, once again, the music of the Baroque era. We’ll be includ­ing the work of a wide range of com­posers. Many will be famil­iar; oth­er per­haps less so; or they may have writ­ten pieces that we know well but have no idea of who com­posed them — for exam­ple Eng­lish com­pos­er Thomas Arne, who wrote Rule Bri­tan­nia but also a range of oth­er pieces which deserve more inter­est than is usu­al­ly paid to them.

Then at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic / 8pm or mid­night UK time, tune in to hear the NEW edi­tion of “Where’ve You Been?”, our twice-month­ly show on places to vis­it and things to do around the Sec­ond Life Grid. In this episode we vis­it  Arca­di­an Rap­ture Remas­tered — an extra­or­di­nary cyber-deco shop­ping mall (see sep­a­rate entry)! And every four hours from 4am Pacif­ic, tune in for “The Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity”, from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, about the machines that make our civ­i­liza­tion run and the peo­ple whose inge­nu­ity cre­at­ed them.

Music of the Baroque

Today, Sat­ur­day June 5th, we explore, once again, the music of the Baroque era. We’ll be includ­ing the work of a wide range of com­posers. Many will be famil­iar; oth­er per­haps less so; or they may have writ­ten pieces that we know well but have no idea of who com­posed them — for exam­ple Eng­lish com­pos­er Thomas Arne, who wrote Rule Bri­tan­nia but also a range of oth­er pieces which deserve more inter­est than is usu­al­ly paid to them.

Then at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic / 8pm or mid­night UK time, there’s anoth­er chance to hear Episode 7 of “Where’ve You Been?”, our twice-month­ly show on places to vis­it and things to do around the Sec­ond Life Grid. In this episode we vis­it the excit­ing Sau Motors Demo Track — an amaz­ing mul­ti-lev­el race­track and a fab­u­lous col­lec­tion of bikes and cars to test out on it — details here. And every four hours from 4am Pacif­ic, tune in for “The Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity”, from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, about the machines that make our civ­i­liza­tion run and the peo­ple whose inge­nu­ity cre­at­ed them.

The Early Music Show

Tune in to  Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio today, Sat­ur­day March 20, for a pro­gramme of Ear­ly Music – today fea­tur­ing music of the High Renais­sance, with con­tri­bu­tions from France, Spain, Eng­land and Ger­many. There are also some mod­ern inter­pre­ta­tions thrown in for good measure.

Music of the Baroque

Today, Wednes­day May 5th, we explore the music of the Baroque era. We’ll be includ­ing the work of a wide range of com­posers. Many will be famil­iar; oth­er per­haps less so; or they may have writ­ten pieces that we know well but have no idea of who com­posed them — for exam­ple Eng­lish com­pos­er Thomas Arne, who wrote Rule Bri­tan­nia but also a range of oth­er pieces which deserve more inter­est than is usu­al­ly paid to them.

Then at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic / 8pm or mid­night UK time, join us for Episode 6 of “Where’ve You Been?”, our twice-month­ly show on places to vis­it and things to do around the Sec­ond Life Grid. In this episode we vis­it ‘once upon a time’ — a curi­ous world where things appear very dif­fer­ent — and you can find the details here. And every four hours from 4am Pacif­ic, tune in for “The Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity”, from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, about the machines that make our civ­i­liza­tion run and the peo­ple whose inge­nu­ity cre­at­ed them.

Music of the Baroque

Today, Sat­ur­day April 3rd, we explore the music of the Baroque era. We’ll be includ­ing the work of a wide range of com­posers. Many will be famil­iar; oth­er per­haps less so; or they may have writ­ten pieces that we know well but have no idea of who com­posed them — for exam­ple Eng­lish com­pos­er Thomas Arne, who wrote Rule Bri­tan­nia but also a range of oth­er pieces which deserve more inter­est than is usu­al­ly paid to them.

Then at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic, join us for Episode 5 of “Where’ve You Been?”, our twice-month­ly show on places to vis­it and things to do around the Sec­ond Life Grid. In this episode we vis­it Zamo­nia and you can find the details here. And every four hours from 4am Pacif­ic, tune in for “The Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity”, from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, about the machines that make our civ­i­liza­tion run and the peo­ple whose inge­nu­ity cre­at­ed them.