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Bard's Baroque is composed of Mardou Case and Art Whitfield, wind synthesizer and flute players capturing musical textures written long ago. With a timespan from the 1200's up to the 1800's, this Renaissance and Baroque music harkens back to the time of Shakespeare, Henry VIII, and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The music is largely written for wooden recorders, but has been adapted for the wind synthesizer by the performers. BBaroque people Some additional parts have been custom written by the performers to more suitably fit a duo arrangment. With no vocals and minimal sound reinforcement, this music softly fills the performance area, providing the ideal background music for many occasions.

Setlist includes: Sellengers Round, Summer Is A Cumen In, Phyllis On The New Made Hay, Dulcina, A Lover and His Lass, Lilliburlero, Walsingham, What If A Day, Ubi Caritas, Ode to Joy, and many more baroque and ancient pieces.

Composers/Arrangers include: Telemann, Dr. William Crotch, Henry VIII, Bach, Handel, William Byrd, Thomas Campion, John Playford, Henry Purcell, John of Fornsete

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About the Musicians

Mardou Case has played wind synthesizer for about 15 years. She is also a flute, bass and guitar player, songwriter, and has performed with several local bands. Her love of baroque music perhaps can be attributed to her childhood spent in England.

Art Whitfield has played saxophone for 35 years, with self taught flute and wind synthesizer being added for the past 20 years. With a background in Jazz and Blues bands, he is blending that influence into his long ago performances with the Circleville Recorder Society, where he developed his affinity for Baroque Music.

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Previous Engagements

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About the Instruments

Wind Synthesizers resemble electronic clarinets, but allow the music to be played with a greater range of musical sounds, including trumpets, violins, cellos, english horns, and clarinets. Originally the duets had been arranged for either acoustic flutes or flute/wind synthesizer combination, but now both performers play wind synthesizers.

If you would like see more things related to Wind Synthesizers and related music technology, go to WindWorks Design Products Page to see what's available to help your own synth playing.

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Performance Photos

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