Department of Music

Continuo: The Art of Creative Collaboration

Westfield/PLU Conference


Thursday, April 4

All concerts will take place in Lagerquist Concert Hall; all lecture/demonstrations and masterclasses will take place in room 322.

5:00-8:00PM - Registration open, Mary Baker Russell Music Building, Lobby (Dinner on your own)

8PM - Concert - Lagerquist Concert Hall

Ingrid Matthews, violin
Byron Schenkman, harpsichord

Dario Castello: Sonata prima
Isabella Leonarda: Sonata duodecima
Georg Muffat: Passacaglia (harpsichord solo)
Heinrich Schmelzer: Sonata quarta


PLU's Choir of the West and soloists, + strings and continuo

Historia di Jephte - Giacomo Carissimi
Missa Brevis St. Joannis de Deo (Little Organ Mass) - Joseph Haydn

Friday, April 5

 9:30-10:30AM - Lecture-Demonstration: Ed Parmentier

10:30-11AM - Break

11AM-12PM - Masterclass: Ed Parmentier

12PM - Lunch (provided) Garfield Book Company, Community Room, 208 Garfield Street

1:30-2:30PM - Lecture-Demonstration: Greg Crowell "Continuo for Organ"

2:30-3:00PM - Break

3:00-4:00PM - Masterclass with Greg Crowell

4:00-4:30PM - Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Italian Keyboard Continuo Improvisation and its Application to Buxtehude's Trio Sonatas op. 1 and 2 (Jeong-Suk Bae)

5:30PM - Dinner (provided) Farrelli's Wood Fire Pizza, 210 Garfield Street

8PM - Concert- Lagerquist Concert Hall

Ed Parmentier, harpsichord
Svend Rønning, violin
Jennifer Rhyne, flute
James Brown, tenor
Nathan Whittaker, cello

Veni, Domine, et noli tardare — Lodovico Viadana (c. 1560-1627)
Amor, io parto — Giulio Caccini (c. 1550-1618)
Cosi mi disprezzate? (Aria di Passacaglia) — Girolamo Frescobaldi (`583-1643)

New concert #11 in C minor/major — Francois Couperin (1688-1733)
  Prelude, Allemande, Courantes 1 & 2, Sarabande, Rondeau.

Sonata No. 6 in G minor for violoncello and continuo — Antonio Vivaldi (1675-1741)
  Largo, Allegro, Largo, Allegro.

Sonata No 4 (1744) in C minor for violin and continuo — Francesco Maria Veracini (1690-1768)
  Preludio, Allegro, Sarabanda, Allegro.


Ye gentle spirits of the air — Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Fly swift, ye hours

Suite No. 3 (Book I) in G major for flute and continuo — Jacques-Martin Hotteterre (1673-1763)
   Allemande: La Cascade de St. Cloud
   Sarabande: La Guimon
   Courante and double: L'indiferente (sic)
  Rondeau: Le plaintif
  Menuet: Le mignon
  Gigue: L'Italienne

Sonata in A major for violin and continuo, HWV 361 — Georg Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  Larghetto, Allegro, Adagio, Allegro

Canzona No. 8 in G minor, L'Ambitiosa, for basso solo and continuo — G. Frescobaldi

"So schnell ein rauschend Wasser schiesst," from Cantata 26, Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig —
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750).

Saturday, April 6

9:30-10:30AM - Lecture-Demonstration: Charlotte Mattax Moersch "The Style of Basso Continuo Accompaniment in France According to Denis Delair"

10:30-11:00AM - Break

11:00AM - 12PM - Masterclass with Charlotte Mattax Moersch

12PM - Lunch (provided) Garfield Book Company, Community Room, 208 Garfield Street

1:30-2:30PM - Lecture-Demonstration: Stephen Stubbs "The Conceptual Shift Between 17th and 18th Century Keyboard Continuo"

2:30-3:00PM - Break

3:00-4:00PM - Recital by Ignacio Prego (Winner of the 2012 Westfield International Harpsichord Competition)

Diferencias sobre el Canto del Cavallero — Antonio de Cabezon (1510-1566)
  Diferencias sobre la Gallarda Milanesa, Beata Viscera Maria e Virginis, Pavana con sus Glosas
Tiento de 1er tono, Corrente Italiana — Juan Cabanilles (1644-1712)

(From Il Secondo Libro di Toccate, 1637) — Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
  Toccata Seconda, Aria di Balleto, Toccata Undecima

Toccata Seconda FbWV 102 (Libro Secondo, 1649) — Johann Jacob Froberger (1616-1667)

Partita No.2 in D minor FbWV 602 — Johann Jacob Froberger
  Allemanda, Courant, Sarabanda, Gigue

Partita No.2 in C minor BWV 826 — Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  Sinfonia, Allemande, Courante, Zarabande, Rondeaux, Capriccio

4:00-4:45PM - Panel Discussion: "Everything You Wanted to Ask About Continuo, but Did Not Until Now"

Dinner (provided) Gateway Cottage, 124 146th Street South

8PM - Concert

Pacific MusicWorks, Stephen Stubbs, Artistic Director Pacific MusicWorks
Program: Handel's "Apollo e Dafne" and his newly discovered "Gloria"
with Amanda Forsythe, soprano and Douglas Williams, baritone

Sunday, April 7 (Post Conference)

11AM - University-Congregation service (Little Organ Mass)- Joseph Haydn, CHOIR OF THE WEST) Fritts Organ, Lagerquist Concert Hall

3PM - Richard D. Moe Organ Concert, Gregory Crowell, organist; Fritts organ, Lagerquist Concert Hall

A conference sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies and produced in collaboration with Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. 

Concert Tickets are sold at the door. 
Thursday and Friday: GA $15, Student/Seniors $10, Free with PLU id.
Saturday 3 PM: GA $10, St/SC $5, Free with PLU id
Saturday 8 PM: GA $20, St/SC $15, Free with PLU id