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Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, Seventh Annual Conference
Charlottesville, April 1999

Dear Lovers of 17th-Century Music,

I invite all of you to the Seventh Annual Conference of the Society for
Seventeenth-Century Music April 8-11 in Charlottesville, Thomas
Jefferson's home and the home of the university he founded almost 200
years ago.  The conference is organized so that all events except for the
Saturday night banquet and the optional visits to Monticello are within
easy walking distance of the conference hotel, the newly-renovated Red
Roof Inn.  PLEASE NOTE THAT ROOMS AT THE CONFERENCE RATE OF $78.83 (single
or double) ARE ONLY GUARANTEED THROUGH MARCH 8.  (Our apologies for the
short notice.) Registration deadline for the conference itself is MARCH
24.  Late registrants may not be able to reserve meals. 

To get to Charlottesville, you may fly to our local airport (be prepared
to ride in a modest-sized plane) and take a cab to the hotel, or you may
wish to fly to Washington Dulles or Richmond and rent a car.  (Detailed
travel instructions can be found elsewhere in this packet.) For those who
might be interested I have arranged special tours of Monticello before and
after the conference, one at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, the other 2:00 on
Sunday. Transportation will depart from the Red Roof Inn half an hour
before.  The tours are $9 and will be specially oriented toward our
membership. 

The first of our two concerts, built around Jacob Van Eyck's Der Fluyten
Lust-Hof and featuring Robert Turner on recorder with members of the UVA
Ensemble for Early Music, will take place Thursday evening in the
University of Virginia's Rotunda, the central building of Jefferson's
original campus design and a half-scale model of the Pantheon in Rome.
Friday's concert is a complete performance of the Monteverdi Vespers of
1610, performed by Zephyrus, a local early music ensemble directed by Paul
Walker with vocal coaching by Sally Sanford, and a fine group of
instrumentalists headed by SSCM members Stewart Carter and Brent Wissick.
On Saturday morning Sally and Paul will also present, together with
Zephyrus, a live demonstration of the performance issues involved in
creating the proper vocal techniques for an entire ensemble performing
both Renaissance and Baroque music.  On Saturday afternoon, Michael Dodds
and John Sheridan will lead all of the attendees in a workshop on the
simpler ways of singing Vespers using plainchant, falsobordone, and organ
versets. 

Further details of the program can be found elsewhere in this packet,
along with information about meals and costs.  Attendees may want to make
a special effort to attend the concluding Sunday brunch, which is shaping
up as a kind of conference wrap-up.  Saturday's lunch will also be an
opportunity for certain announcements and discussion of issues pertaining
to the society. 

Early April is a beautiful time to come to central Virginia; spring will
be in full flower, with dogwood and azalea at their peak.  I look forward
to welcoming you personally. 

Paul Walker
Local Arrangements

REGISTRATION FORM
SEVENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
SOCIETY FOR SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY MUSIC
8-11 APRIL 1999
CHARLOTTESVILLE VIRGINIA

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 24 MARCH.  (Participation in meals may not be
possible for late registrants.)

I wish to register for the conference and the following meals/events
(please check all that apply):

NAME   __________________________________________

PLACE IDENTIFICATION (for name tag)_______________________________________

ADDRESS__________________________________________

       __________________________________________

       __________________________________________

EMAIL  __________________________________________

PHONE  __________________________________________

FAX    __________________________________________


REGISTRATION

number of persons _____ @ $25 per person   		total__________

SATURDAY LUNCH

number of persons _____ @ $15 per person		total__________

SUNDAY BRUNCH

number of persons _____ @ $18 per person		total__________

SATURDAY BANQUET

number of persons _____ @ $30 per person		total__________

please indicate preferred entree(s):
Chicken breast stuffed with country ham, goat cheese & pistachios, with
chardonnay sauce		number:_____
Grilled local mountain trout with smoked bacon & scallion butter sauce
				number:_____
Vegetarian: Homemade fettucini with sun-dried tomato pesto & artichokes
				number:_____

FRIDAY CONCERT.  MONTEVERDI VESPERS

number of tickets _____ @ $15 per person		total__________
number of tickets _____ @ $10 per person (student/retired)
							total__________

MONTICELLO TOURS

Thursday, 4:00 p.m.
number of tickets _____ @ $9 per person			total__________

Sunday, 2:00 p.m.
number of tickets _____ @ $9 per person			total__________

						  grand total__________

Please make check payable to the SOCIETY FOR SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY MUSIC

Mail to:

SOCIETY FOR SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY MUSIC
Jeffery Kite-Powell, treasurer
School of Music
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Fl, 32306-1180
USA

HOTEL REGISTRATION
SEVENTH ANNUAL SSCM CONFERENCE

RED ROOF INN
1309 WEST MAIN STREET
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
phone: +1-(804)295-4333
fax:   +1-(804)295-2021

FOR ROOM RESERVATIONS:

Please direct all calls to the Reservation Center: 1-800-843-7663 (open 24
hours a day). 

PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE INN DIRECTLY FOR RESERVATIONS. 

The rooms are reserved under the Society for 17th-Century Music. 

Conference rate is $78.33 (tax included) for single or double occupancy. 

Please refer to block number B246000222 when making reservation.

PLEASE NOTE: THESE RATES ARE ONLY GUARANTEED THROUGH MARCH 8.  PLEASE
RESERVE YOUR ROOM BY THAT DATE. 

     TRAVEL INFORMATION

TO FLY:

The Charlottesville/Albemarle Regional Airport is a moderate taxi ride
from the city.  Expect a relatively small plane. 

Washington-Dulles Airport is about a one hour and forty-five minute drive
from Charlottesville.  To drive from Dulles to Charlottesville, take
Highway 28 south to Highway 29. 

Richmond Airport is about an hour and a quarter drive from
Charlottesville.  Interstate 64 takes you directly from the Airport to
Charlottesville. 

DIRECTIONS FOR THOSE WHO DRIVE:

FROM THE NORTH: Enter Charlottesville on Highway 29 (four lanes but not
controlled access).  Pass myriad shopping malls, restaurants, and
businesses as you approach the city.  When Highway 29 bypass exits to the
right, stay on Business 29 into the city.  Watch for basketball arena with
large white "dome" on right (at a traffic light); move into left lane.  At
next traffic light turn left onto Highway 250 Business (University
Avenue).  The university is now on your right.  The Inn is on your left,
just past the second traffic light. 

FROM THE WEST: Off Interstate 64, take the Exit for Highway 29 north (the
first Charlottesville Exit).  Do not take the first exit off Highway 29
(for Business 29), but do take the second exit East onto Highway 250
Business.  Watch for intersection (traffic light) with Highway 29 Business
(Emmett Street).  Continue straight ahead.  The university is now on your
right.  The Inn is on your left, just past the second traffic light. 

FROM THE SOUTH: Approach Charlottesville on Highway 29.  Once you have
crossed Interstate 64, follow directions given for those driving from the
West. 

FROM THE EAST: Off Interstate 64, take the Exit for 5th Street north into
the city.  Turn left on Main street (major intersection with traffic
light).  The Inn is about one mile on the right. 


SEVENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
OF THE SOCIETY FOR SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY MUSIC
8-11 APRIL 1999
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, CHARLOTTESVILLE

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


THURSDAY AFTERNOON.  SPECIAL TOUR OF MONTICELLO.
Tour at 4:00 p.m.  Depart from Red Roof Inn at 3:30

THURSDAY EVENING.  CONCERT.  8:00 p.m.
Dome Room, Rotunda, University of Virginia

MUSIC FROM THE TIME OF JACOB VAN EYCK'S DER FLUYTEN LUST-HOF
Performed by Robert Turner, recorder, with members of the UVA Ensemble for
Early Music, Paul Walker, director

RECEPTION FOLLOWING IN GARDEN ROOM, COLONNADE HOTEL, UVA

_____________

FRIDAY MORNING.  MUSIC OF NORTHERN ITALY.
Maury Hall Auditorium (room 209), 9:00-12:00
Margaret Murata (University of California--Irvine), Chair

Gregory Barnett (University of Michigan), "Chronicles of Musical Success
and Failure in Late-Seventeenth-Century Italy"

Vassilis Vavoulis (Merton College, Oxford), "The Dramaturgical Units of
'Personaggio'/Singer and 'scena'/Episode in Seventeenth-Century Venetian
Opera: a Parallelism between Composer and Librettist"

Eleanor Selfridge-Field (Stanford University), "The Rites of Autumn,
Winter, and Spring: Decoding the Calendar of Venetian Opera" 

Respondent:  Irene Alm (Rutgers University)

Mauro P. Calcagno (Yale University), "Signifying Nothing:  Debates on the
Power of Voice in Seventeenth-Century Italy"


FRIDAY AFTERNOON.  FRENCH
Minor Hall Auditorium (room 125), 2:00-5:00
Rebecca Harris-Warrick (Cornell University), chair

Don Fader (Eastern Illinois University), "Sébastien de Brossard as Music
Historian: a Modernist View of the Querelle des anciens et modernes in
Music" 

Catherine E. Gordon-Seifert (Providence College), "The Allemandes of Louis
Couperin:  Songs without Words"

Respondent:  Bruce Gustafson (Franklin and Marshall College)

Lois Rosow (Ohio State University), "The Descending Tetrachord: An Emblem
Expanded"

Respondent:  Alexander Silbiger (Duke University)

Georgia Cowart (University of South Carolina), "Le Bourgeois gentilhomme,
the Ornaments of Fete and the Utopia of Theatre"


FRIDAY EVENING.  CONCERT.  MONTEVERDI VESPERS.
Performed by Zephyrus, Paul Walker, director
University Baptist Church, 1223 West Main Street (next door to Red Roof Inn).
Pre-concert talk by Jeffrey Kurtzman, 7:15; concert at 8:00

___________


SATURDAY MORNING.  ITALIAN SACRED
Minor Hall Auditorium, 9:00-12:00
Stephen Bonta (Hamilton College), chair

Edmond Strainchamps (State University of New York-Buffalo), "The Sacred
Music of Marco da Gagliano"

Jeffrey Kurtzman (Washington University), "Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610
and the Development of the Italian Vesper Repertoire in the First Half of
the Seventeenth Century" 

Sally Sanford (Wellesley College), Paul Walker (University of Virginia),
and Zephyrus, "Creating a Choral Sound for Music of the Prima and Seconda
Prattica" 


SSCM LUNCH AND INFORMAL MEETING
Garden Room, Colonnade Hotel, UVA, 12:15-1:45


SATURDAY AFTERNOON.  COMPOSITION AND THEORY
Minor Hall Auditorium, 2:00-5:00
Russell E. Murray, Jr. (University of Delaware), Chair

Stephen R. Miller (University of the South), "'Conflicting Signatures':
Divergent Compositional Processes in Seventeenth-Century Imitative
Textures" 

Michael R. Dodds (Southern Methodist University), "Modal Representation in
Baroque Church-Tone Cycles" 

WORKSHOP: Alternatim Performance with Psalm Tones, Chant Antiphones, Vocal
Polyphony, and Organ Versets.  Michael Dodds and John Sheridan. 


SATURDAY EVENING.  BANQUET.
The Ivy Inn, 2244 Old Ivy Road, 7:45 p.m.

____________


SUNDAY MORNING.  SACRED AND PROFANE
Minor Hall Auditorium, 9:00-10:15
Barbara Hanning (City University of New York), chair

Paologiovanni Maione (Conservatorio di musica 'D. Cimarosa," Avellino),
"Giulia de Caro: From Whore to Impresario.  On cantarine and Theatre in
Naples in the Second Half of the Seventeenth Century" 

Respondent:  Suzanne Cusick (University of Virginia/Bates College)

Kimberlyn Montford (Rutgers University), "Religious Reform, Legislation,
and Nuns' Music in Early Modern Rome" 


SSCM BRUNCH. CONFERENCE WRAP-UP
Garden Room, Colonnade Hotel, UVA, 10:30-12:00


SUNDAY AFTERNOON, SPECIAL TOUR OF MONTICELLO
Tour at 2:00 p.m., depart from Red Roof Inn at 1:30