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Research Group: Music Performance Research

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Musical performance at Southampton is developed as a research activity by professional performers, and by musicologists whose study of performance and performance practice includes work with professional soloists and ensembles. Listen to Southampton staff research.

We have particular strengths in early music, keyboard performance and contemporary music. Work in performance is enhanced by the location on campus of Turner Sims, with its full calendar of professional concerts and workshops as well as University activities. Our fine keyboard collection includes an impressive range of historic and modern keyboard instruments; these and other departmental instruments are available for use by students researching performance topics.

Click the recording above to hear Schütz's 'Anima mea liquefacta es' for two tenors, two flutes and continuo.
Sacred Concerti: Heinrich Schutz, Johann Hermann Schein, Tobias Michael was released in February 2009 on the CRD label.

The first recording from Nancy Hadden's Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts at Southampton features chamber works composed in Leipzig in the 17th century. A striking and unusual feature of all the pieces is the inclusion of transverse flute, an instrument at this time still in its Renaissance form. The recording features the flute played by Nancy Hadden in various richly textured combinations with baroque violins, sackbuts, organ, lute and theorbo, in settings of German sacred texts for one to five voices.

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