Sunday, May 01, 2005

Jacob van Eyck works to be performed

According to the Times Leader of northeastern Pennsylvania, the Fine Arts Fiesta in Wilkes-Barre will feature a performance of Jacob van Eyck's music by the Baltimore Consort, at the Luzerne County Courthouse on Saturday, May 21. Jacob van Eyck (c.1590-1657) was a Dutch carillonneur and composer for recorder, who was blind from birth. Learn more about van Eyck here (an extensive site that includes maps, images, midi files of his compositions, another sound file teaching us the correct pronunciation of his name, and several years of English-language essays by Thiemo Wind, titled the Jacob van Eyck Quarterly).