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Detail from the autograph of the Cantata pastorale, 1716: Non sÚ qual piý m'ingombra
Source: Musiksammlung der Staatsbibliothek, Berlin

Detail from the autograph score of Cantata da camera: Ombre tacite e sole, 31.10.1716
Source: British Library

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The Composer's Words
"Where it is marked grave, I don't mean melancholy; where andante, not quickly, but pleasing. Where allegro, not rushing; where allegrissimo, so that it doesn't trouble the singer nor choke the words..."

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Jamie Hey (cello)

Jamie Hey took up the postion of principal cellist of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra in 2002, as well as being the cellist of chacona from its inception in 1997. After studies on modern cello at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, he became a regular member of the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, and of the Badinerie Players, the original instrument ensemble in his home town of Brisbane. With them he has broadcast as soloist in Vivaldi cello concertos, a repertoire which continues to attract him. Performances in 2002 include the Bach D minor Unaccompanied Cello Suite for the Melbourne Autumn Music Festival, broadcast on ABC Classic FM. As a continuo player, he has accompanied many leading international singers of baroque music, including Emma Kirkby, Graham Pushee, Derek Lee Ragin, Sara MacLiver, Jane Edwards, Kate Eckersley, and James Sanderson.

In 2002 he was the recipient of the Deanís Medal for outstanding achievement at the Newcastle Conservatorium; he also undertook advanced study in Australia and Japan with acclaimed baroque/classical cellist Hidemi Suzuki. Jamieís work in 2003 includes concerts with Genevieve Lacey (recorder) and solo engagements with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.

Jamie performs on a 5-string cello made by Warren Nolan-Fordham (Melbourne, 1986) after P. Zanetto, ca.1581, Brescia.

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