What do “La Folia,” the “Romanesca,” “Fandango,” and “Passacaglia” have in common? These are the names of some of the most famous songs—known by their bass lines and harmonies—that were used for hundreds of years by composers such as Corelli, Vivaldi, and J.S. Bach as well as by town musicians and amateurs. These bass lines were a reliable source for composition and served as the basis for improvisation – they were very much the “standards” of their day.
Join Bach+ on Sunday, November 25th at 6:15pm at St. Anne’s Church as Ernie Green and a group of friends get together to improvise around these bass lines in which they’ll mix baroque figuration with modern idioms and jazz stylings. Guaranteed to be a fun listening (and playing) experience!