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March 8, 2006

Lots of Noyse

David Douglass, violinist and leader of the King's Noyse, has the distinction of being one of the most frequently appearing artists on Saint Paul Sunday. But unlike other favorites, such as the Dale Warland Singers or Emerson String Quartet, David frequently flies under the radar at sessions, joining us as part of ensembles ranging from Musicians of Swanne ALley to the Smithsonian Chamber Players to his own King's Noyse. You don't need to worry that David can't hold a job--rather he's such a versatile player that the best early music groups all have him on their speed dial.

One of the things I love best about King's Noyse is how they swing. Their performances are as close to jazz as anything I've heard in classical music. And when Ellen Hargis steps into the spotlight, it's a little bit like Sarah Vaughan showing up. Bill's not the only one to have a crush on her. We all get a little goofy when she's in the studio. But isn't it fun to have a soprano-crush occasionally?

Posted by Mary Lee at March 8, 2006 1:27 PM



Some new material please.

By John Niesyn at March 19, 2006 10:14 PM