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Cavalier Consort
An instrumental Renaissance and Baroque ensemble

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Our compact disc - "Music's Magic Art" is now available!!

Image of cd coverMusic's Magic Art : Music of Bononcini, Uccellini, Marais, Daniel Purcell, Corbetta and others.

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Complete track listing:

1-4. Sonata a tre, Op. 6, No. 9 -- Giovanni Maria Bononcini (group)
5-8. From the Suite in C major -- Marin Marais (group)
9. Rondeau le doucereux -- Marais (Viola da gamba and theorbo)
10. Gavotte en Rondeau -- Robert De Visee (Baroque guitar duet)
11. Sonata seconda a violino solo detta la Luciminia Contenta -- Marco Uccellini (Violin and continuo)
12. Italian ground -- Anonymous (Recorder and lute)
13-14. Two grounds -- Diego Ortiz (Viola da gamba/recorder and lute)
15-16. Two sonatas -- Thomaso Cecchino (Recorder, baroque guitar and theorbo)
17-18. Preludio and Ciaconna -- Francesco Corbetta (Baroque guitar solo)
19. Malle Symen -- Jacob van Eyck (Recorder solo)
20. A ground -- Godfrey Finger (Recorder and theorbo)
21-24. Trio sonata in d minor -- Daniel Purcell (group)
25. Aria quinta sopra La Bergamesca (from Book 3) -- Uccellini (group)


 Group Information


Photo of Cavalier ConsortCavalier Consort was formed in 1994 and specializes in the performance of instrumental music of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This period instrument ensemble is composed of instruments from diverse groups and includes lute, theorbo, viola da gamba, cittern, baroque violin, baroque guitar, and recorders. The members of the Cavalier Consort are very active in the field of early music and often perform with other groups and as soloists. Because of the groups special interest in Virginia history, they have often performed at historic sites such as the Lynnhaven House, Francis Land House, Adam Thoroughgood House, Historic St. Luke's Church, Bruton Parish Church, and the Wren Building in Colonial Williamsburg. The Cavalier Consort is based in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, and presents a concert series there each year. They are currently the Ensemble-in-Residence at Chowan College in Murfreesboro, North Carolina.


Charles Hillen graduated from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 1990 with a Master's degree in Music Performance and has been playing recorders since 1980. He has performed with the Virginia Choral Society, Virginia Wesleyan College's Schola Cantorum, and Old Dominion University's Collegium Musicum. Charles has been an active participant in the development of early music concerts in Hampton Roads and currently serves as a board member of the Hampton Roads Early Music Society. Charles presents solo recitals each year and teaches recorder in Hampton Roads.

Linda Murphy holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music History from Old Dominion University. In addition to performing baroque music with the Cavalier Consort, she frequently performs on the classical guitar with her husband Michael and with flutist Kathy Daniels. Linda is also the church pianist for Lake Drummond Baptist Church. A popular guitar and piano teacher, Linda is presently an instructor for the Community Music Academy of Old Dominion University, and she has taught for the Governor's Magnet School for the Arts. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Linda also plays cittern, and baroque guitar.

Michael Murphy, guitarist and lutenist, holds a Master of Music Degree in Guitar Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a founding member of the Cavalier Consort. He has performed with Capriole, The Governor's Musick of Colonial Williamsburg and has appeared on the concert seasons of the Tidewater Classic Guitar Society and the Richmond Guitar Society. Mr. Murphy has taught for Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Union University. He is now guitar instructor for Old Dominion University, Tidewater Community College and Chowan College.

Music's Magic Art also includes:

Sarah Glosson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music from The College of William and Mary where she performed with the Early Music Ensemble and was principle cellist of the orchestra. She has studied at Italy's Orvieto Musica, Oberlin's Baroque Performance Institute, and with Phoebe Carrai at the Amherst Early Music Festival. Since 1996, she has studied viola da gamba with Wayne Moss. Currently she performs on cello and viola da gamba with the Governor's Musick in Colonial Williamsburg.

Annie Loud, baroque violinist, holds a degree in music performance from Converse College. She has spent a considerable portion of her career specializing in Baroque performance practice and early music performance, having studied with Jaap Schroeder and Stanley Ritchie. She is a member of The Governor's Musick at Colonial Williamsburg and performs regularly with Capriole, the ensemble in residence at Old Dominion University. She also maintains a busy teaching schedule with studios in Chesapeake and Williamsburg. She is now violin instructor for Chowan College.

 Ordering Information

Cost per CD without VA sales tax: $14.35 (Out of state residents)
Cost per CD with VA sales tax: $15.00 (Price for Virginia residents)
Add $2.00 shipping charge for 1 CD. Add $4.00 shipping charge for 2-3 CD's. Add $5.00 for 4 or more CD's.

Orders are sent via U.S. Mail (First class).

Make personal check or money order payable to Cavalier Consort.
Send order to:
Michael and Linda Murphy
3428 Douglas Road 
Chesapeake  VA   23322

Be sure to specify the quantity of cd's desired and supply full payment and a complete shipping address.

Contact Michael Murphy by e-mail or call Michael or Linda Murphy at (757) 421-0341 if you have any questions.

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