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by Nicolas Vallet (1583-1642)

The Preludium in d is from a collection of psalm settings with variations for solo lute by Nicolas Vallet (Regia Pietas, Amsterdam, 1620). Vallet, a Protestant expatriate from France, also published a collection of psalms for lute and voice (Een en twintich Psalmen Davids, Amsterdam, 1615), from which we perform Psalm 137, Estans assis aux rives aquatiques. The psalm tune appears in long note values and was originally intended to be sung by the lutenist while playing the elaborate filigree of polyphonic decoration.

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Mignarda specializes in thoughtful programming illuminating the vibrant mingling of renaissance music & poetry. Noted for awakening modern audiences to an appreciation for historical music, their work encompasses concertizing, teaching & recording, with ten critically-acclaimed CDs, a series of 12 music editions, scholarly articles, reviews and the internationally-popular blog, Unquiet Thoughts. ... more

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