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Texas Early Music Project
2905 San Gabriel Suite 204 
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 377-6961

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2905 San Gabriel Suite 204
Austin, TX 78705
USA

(512) 377-6961

Founded in 1987 by Daniel Johnson, the Texas Early Music Project is dedicated to preserving and advancing the art of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical music through performance, recordings, and educational outreach. 

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TEMP 2012-2013 Season

Join us as we build Bridges to the Past


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The TudorsFrom Henry to Elizabeth
Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 8PM
First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Avenue
Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 3PM
First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

Popular culture has been interested in all things Tudor in recent years, so more people than ever are interested in the very important courts of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. We will perform lovely works written by Henry VIII as well as masterpieces from the court composers from both rulers. Our renowned singers will present solo and small ensemble vocal works and viola da gamba superstar, Mary Springfels, will lead our consort of viols.


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Noches, Noches: Sephardic Songs of Love & Life
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 8PM
First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive
Sunday, October 21, 2012, 3PM
Congregation Agudas Achim, 7300 Hart Lane

Sephardic music is beautiful, haunting, and poignant. These songs and dances of love, jealousy, loss, myth, and dreams reflect the daily lives of the Sephardim after the Diaspora and resettlement in the Middle East, the Balkans, and Europe. International recorder player Annette Bauer will join us for this concert, as will the Bay Area’s Peter Maund, specialist in early and ethnic percussion. Listen to audio samples from our related CDs Night and Day and Convivencia.


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Noel: An Early Christmas Eurotour
Friday, December 14, 2012 at 8PM
First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Avenue
Saturday December 15, 2012 at 8PM
First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Avenue
Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 3PM
First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

Join us as we explore Christmas traditions from as many diverse European cultures as we can within one concert. (You might think you need a passport, but you don't!) Many of the musical traditions we hold dear at Christmas time originated in Italy, Spain, France, Germany, and the British Isles. We will create a musical postcard of Christmas to delight your hearts and ears. Please see our related CDsStella splendens and Swete was the Songe.


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Celtic Trinity: Music from Ireland, Scotland, & Brittany, c.1500-1800
Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 8PM
St. Mary Cathedral, 203 East 10th Street
Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 3PM
First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

Scottish ballads and dances have long been a part of TEMP’s core repertoire; in the last few years, we’ve also embraced Irish and Breton music, the two other great spokes of the Celtic wheel. Our sources date from the 16th–18th centuries and help to give wonderful insight into the cultures, social traditions and lifestyles of the people who created this very popular and accessible music. Our special guest artists are harpist Therese Honey and Gaelic singer Abby Green.


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Unrequited Love: Troubadours of France & Spain, c.1100–1300
Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 8PM
First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Avenue
Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 3PM
First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

The poetry, music, and culture of the troubadours of southern France informed and inspired musicians and poets all over Europe for generations. Even now, a thousand years later, cultures around the globe refer to favored singers as troubadours. We will present some highlights of this extraordinarily influential genre as well as some of its musical offshoots in Iberia. Our special guest artist Tom Zajac will perform on Medieval bagpipe and flutes.


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Secret No More: Renaissance & Baroque Music by Nuns, Courtesans, & Queens
Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 8PM
St. Louis King of France Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Road
Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3PM
First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive

For many centuries, it was usually considered unsuitable behavior for women to be involved in composition, acting, or musical performance. Women composers usually worked in secret in convents and courts. Even so, there is a sizable amount of wonderful music, sacred and secular, composed by women for women to perform. Join us for these delicious and soulful gems for female soloists & chorus with a small period instrument orchestra.