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Music of Scotland at the William Trent House
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$10
The Trent House Association presents The Practitioners of Musick in a performance honoring the Scottish heritage of William Trent and celebrating the 300th anniversary of the house he built at the Falls of the Delaware in 1719. The program, “Caledonia,” will include music for recorder and harpsichord composed by Bremner, Oswald, and Ramsey, among other Scottish masters, and will be performed in the historic house.
Entertainments Trent hosted would likely have included music by 18th century Scottish composers, which will be performed in the same rooms that Trent and his guests would have heard them.
The performance will be followed by a reception with English and Scottish refreshments. Visit the William Trent House website for more information.
About the presenters:
The Practitioners of Musick ensemble was founded to survey the musical riches of 17th and 18th century Great Britain and Ireland and the Colonial and early Federal periods in America.
The ensemble has presented or supported scholarly programs under the auspices of the National Park Service, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, the National Trust of Great Britain, Fund for Irish Studies at Princeton University, Historic Deerfield, The New Jersey State Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Princeton University Art Museum, New York State Historical Association, The Holland Society of New York, New Jersey Historical Society, Crossroads of the American Revolution, The New Jersey Historical Commission, The Princeton University Library, Glucksman Ireland House of New York University, and the Yale Center for British Art amongst many others.