join us for our 2nd season!

Amethyst Baroque Ensemble returns for its second season.  Based in both Atlanta and Athens, Georgia, Amethyst Baroque's inaugural season featured a concert of Italian music.  This year, Amethyst Baroque searches north and east as they present programs of German music and English music.



Due Canzoni

17th Century Music for Recorder, Sackbut, & Dulcian

with guest artist Erik Schmalz, sackbut

June 25, 2020, at 7:00 PM

Erik Schmalz, famed sackbut player with Piffaro and Dark Horse Consort, and Will Peebles, bassoonist with the Asheville Symphony, join Amethyst Baroque in this concert of 17th century Italian music by Frescobaldi, Merula, and others.  The florid musical lines typify the time—but so do the compositional forms that predate and prepare us for the solo sonata and trio sonata that would be common just a few decades later.

Performers:  Erik Schmalz, sackbut; Will Peebles, dulcian; Jody Miller, recorder; Alexandra Dunbar, organ

Erik Schmalz                       Will Peebles                                        Jody Miller & Alexandra Dunbar

About Amethyst Baroque

The recorder and the harpsichord each played substantial roles in music of the 17th and 18th centuries.  Artistic Directors Dr. Alexandra Dunbar and Jody Miller bring the two instruments together to play the chamber music that may have originally been performed to entertain small groups in the salon.

Meet the performers by clicking HERE.


Recorded live at Morningside Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia

March 30, 2019

Sonata Prima—MerulaAmethyst Baroque Ensemble
00:00 / 04:19
Se l'aura spira tutta vezzosa—Frescobaldi.mp3Amethyst Baroque Ensemble
00:00 / 02:45
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