March 17, 2012
MISTRESS:a celebration of the 400th anniversary of the birth of America's first poet, Mistress Anne Bradstreet
Featuring the premiere of Contemplations (8, 9) composed by Hilary Tann especially for Cappella Clausura’s celebration of Anne Bradstreet’s quatricentennial. The piece will be played in tandem with Contemplations (21, 22), written in 2005 for the Radcliffe Choral Society.
In addition, we feature two works by Dorothy Crawford: A Protrait of Anne Bradstreet, based on Bradstreet's letters and poems, and a new work written for Trium, entitled Naushon.
Finally, we fold in madrigals and motets by Bradstreet's equally remarkable musical contemporaries, Barbara Strozzi and Isabella Leonarda.