Janneke Hoogland, cello
Melinda Coffey Armstead, piano & organ
Six Studies in English Folksong . . . Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
I Adagio (‘Lovely on the Water’)
II Andante sostenuto (Spurn Point’)
III Larghetto (‘Van Dieman’s Land’)
IV Lento (‘The Lady and the Dragon’)
V Andante tranquillo (‘She Borrowed Some of Her Mother’s Gold’)
VI Allegro vivace (‘As I Walked Over London Bridge’)
Salut d’Amour . . . Edward Elgar (1857-1954)
Sonata in G minor . . . Henry Eccles (1770-1742)
Fantasia on Greensleeves . . . R. Vaughan Williams
Rondeau from Abdelazer . . . Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
A warm welcome back to Janneke Hoogland! Originally from the Bay Area, she studied cello at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Irene Sharp before earning a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. After more than 20 years of study, teaching and performing full time in Rochester, she recently relocated to Carmel Valley. We are so fortunate to have her join the Monterey/Carmel musical community!
Six Studies in English Folk Song, written in 1926, is a collection of six English folk songs set for cello and piano. Each song follows the same format: presentation of the tune in the solo line, followed by a full iteration of the folk song in the piano with an ornamented solo line. Vaughan Williams wrote that his aim in setting the songs was for them to be “treated with love.” One of the earliest researchers in ethnomusicology, he traveled the British countryside recording and transcribing folk music directly from its source.