The Cosgrove Music Club met on Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Debbie Smith. The musical theme was "Renaissance Music."
The Renaissance period ran from the 1400s to the 1600s. Performing the program were Kathy Hegler, Judy Baumann and Sharon Gydesen. Renaissance composers from Italy, France and Germany were presented on the program.
The first selection was a vocal duet, "All Ye Who Music Love," by Baldassre Donato. It was sung by Hegler and Gydesen and accompanied by Baumann. Then the club members sang "The Strife is Over" by Giovanni Palestrina, led by Hegler. A French Canadian traditional song, " 'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime," was sung by Hegler, accompanied by Gydesen. The club members sang "All People That on Earth Do Dwell" by Louis Bourgeois. Violinist Baumann played "Bring a Torch," a traditional carol. Gydesen played a medley of piano pieces: "O Sanctissima," "Burgundian Carol," and "The Friendly Beasts."
Violinist Baumann played the German carol, "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming," accompanied by Gydesen.
English nursery rhymes written during this period were presented by Gydesen. A traditional English carol, "Coventry Carol," was sung by Hegler and Gydesen, accompanied by Baumann.
Hegler sang "Greensleeves," and played on the guitar. The final selection was a vocal duet, "Come Away, Come Sweet Love," by John Dowland. It was sung by Hegler and Gydesen, accompanied by Baumann.
Refreshments were served by Bonnie Prebyl and Hegler. The next meeting will be on Dec. 3 at the Villa. It will be the Christmas program entitled, "Christmas Around the World."