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13915 Burnet Road, Suite 402 
Austin, TX 78728
(512) 377-6961

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13915 Burnet Road, Suite 402
Austin, TX 78728
United States

(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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Explore more than 700 years of musical transformation

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Follow the Yellow Brick Pathway . . .

Danny Johnson

That Schütz & Buxtehude built!


Howdy! It's been a busy summer. TEMP had a concert of Medieval music at the Mt. Carmel Hermitage Monastery near San Angelo at the end of June and it was really well-received. It was about 80 miles from where I grew up and the afternoon light was unmistakably that of west Texas. This was sandwiched between the Texas Toot workshop in June and the Amherst Early Music Festival/Workshop in July and season preparations in August and ... well, you see where we're going with this: It's already time for concert season!! Our 19th concert season? Could that be true? It takes almost all my fingers and toes to count up the years, so it must be!

We start off with a revised version of our 2005 concert, "Pathways to Bach," which won the Critics Table Award for Best Choral Concert that year.  This year we're doing a different cantata by Dieterich Buxtehude than the one we did in 2005 because Sara Schneider requested it! And it's truly extraordinary; I hope you'll love it! And speaking of Sara Schneider: She will be giving a wonderful pre-concert lecture about 1 hour before concert time both days: "Strange Tones: What Bach Learned from Buxtehude" — don't miss it! 

And be sure to watch the latest broadcast of Meredith Ruduski's Music History Shorts in which she interviews Sara Schneider.

So join us in about 2 weeks! And don't let the start time catch you by surprise on Saturday: lecture at 6pm and concert at 7pm (and lecture at 2pm and concert at 3pm on Sunday!)

Bis bald! (Till soon!)


Pathways to Bach

Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 7PM (with pre-concert lecture at 6pm)
Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, 7050 Village Center Drive

Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 3PM (with pre-concert lecture at 2pm)
Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, 7050 Village Center Drive

Admission $30 general; $25 seniors (60+); $5 students (at the door only)
Tickets available in advance online or by cash, check, or credit card at the door.

Take advantage of preferred seating by purchasing Season Tickets!

For more information, call 512-377-6961 and leave a message,
or email

Don’t miss the pre-concert lecture by Sara Schneider 1 hour before each concert:
Strange Tones: What Bach learned from Buxtehude

J.S. Bach didn’t just appear out of nowhere. Dieterich Buxtehude heavily influenced Bach; before that, Buxtehude was influenced by Heinrich Schütz, who is considered one of the most important German composers of the 17th century.

Heinrich Schütz, rightly called the ‘father of German music,’ brought Germany into the forefront of the musical world in the mid-17th century, establishing a trend that lasted more than two hundred years. Dieterich Buxtehude was one of the most important composers in Germany at the end of the 17th century and he was a primary influence for J.S. Bach’s sacred cantatas and organ music. For its opening concert of the season, Texas Early Music Project performs some of the most technically and emotionally powerful music by both of these composers, featuring Schütz’s Musikalische Exequien and Buxtehude’s magnificent cantata Herzlich lieb hab’ ich dich, o Herr.

TEMP's season starts with a 26-voice choir and small orchestra performing major works by Schütz & Buxtehude. Featured soloists include Gitanjali Mathur, Jenifer Thyssen, Shari Alise Wilson, Cayla Cardiff, Nina Revering, Erin Calata, Ryland Angel, Stephanie Prewitt, Paul D'Arcy, Jeffrey Jones-Ragona, David Lopez, Thann Scoggin, Peter Walker, Steve Olivares, and Brett Barnes. The period orchestra includes period strings (violins, viola, and cellos) and a continuo band of theorbo, harp, and organ.

Join us for our opening concert! Glorious and revelatory music
by both Schütz and the composer known to J.S. Bach as Buxte-Dude!

Season Subscriptions and Single Tickets are on sale now!



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