Plaisir d’Amour

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 7 PM

Slavonian Hall
2306 N. 30th Street
Tacoma, WA 98403


Presented by Classical Tuesdays in Old Town





Join Canonici on Valentine’s Day in Tacoma’s historic Slavonian Hall, located in beautiful Old Town on Commencement Bay. Canonici will perform a variety of romantic songs of a sacred and secular nature. The Song of Songs serves as the text for some of the most florid and virtuosic polyphonic works to come out of 15th-century France and England. Modern romantic works conclude the program, including new arrangements of Stephen Foster love songs.


Virgo rosa   Gilles Binchois (c. 1410-1460)
Quam pulcra est
   John Dunstaple (c. 1390-1453)
Tota plucra est
     JohnForest (d.1448)
Flos florum
Guillaume Dufay
Anima mea liquefacta est
   Guillaume Dufay
Descendi in ortum meum
   John Dunstable
Vergene bella
   Guillaume Dufay
Ecce tu pulchra es
   Josquin Desprez (c.1455-1521)
Ah, Robin, Gentle Robin
   William Cornish (1465-1523)
   attrib. Henry VIII (1491-1547)
Vita de la mia vita
   William Hawley (b. 1950)
Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming
   Stephen Foster (1826-1864)
I Dream of Jeannie
   Stephen Foster (1826-1864)