The music of Jane Austen in practice and prose On October 20, the New Jersey Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America sponsored a wonderful program on the music of Jane Austen’s time, presented by period music duo The Practitioners of Musick. The program took place at the public library in Plainsboro. In … Continue reading Program Review – The music of Jane Austen in practice and prose
Our first meeting of 2012 is this weekend (Feb. 11) and we will be discussing "Music and influence on Jane Austen." In this month's newsletter Meredith included an article on Regency era music:To be considered accomplished in Regency England, a young gentle- woman must be proficient in playing an instrument and singing. Evening entertainments often … Continue reading Regency Era-Music
Those of you attending the "Inspired by Austen" symposium on March 6, 2010, will be entertained by a new Sense and Sensibility musical composed and written by Gemma Cooper-Novak and Joshua Tyre. Check out their website here or go to JASNA-NY's website's events pageby clicking here.
Philip Sheppard is a composer specialising in film and television soundtracks. He is also a solo cellist and professor at the Royal Academy of Music. He composed some beautiful music which is being used in a JA trailer. There is a trailer on the website as well as sheet music coming soon.For more information: http://radiomovies.wordpress.com/about/crystallised-beauty/
Lawrence Rush wrote to tell us that there is now a website for his musical adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. The website has information both for Janeites and for those interested in producing the play, including a selection of songs that Mr. Rush has composed for the play, which we suspect will be the most … Continue reading P&P the Musical