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Enjoying Music of a Different Era

Tympanist Jonathan Allen tuned his instrument before the concert last week at St. John’s Church in Salisbury. Photo by Marsden Epworth

A nearly full house packed the sanctuary at St. John’s Church in Salisbury on Wednesday, July 20, for the first of four concerts by the New Baroque Soloists. 

Why do we continue to find music of this era, so different from our own, uplifting and seemingly ever fresh? I have no answer. And I was paying attention to the music, which was very good indeed, and uplifting.

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