Author Archives: John & Donovan

Britannia’s Invite

Britannia’s Invitation Oft has it been said that British music experienced a decline at the outset of the eighteenth century. It was precisely for the rejection of this notion that two private collectors in America set about gathering together a … Continue reading

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Peacock Press

Peacock Press (JPH) facsimile editions Peacock Press, operated by Jeremy and Ruth Burbidge, recently bought John and Jenny Edmonds’ retail business, JPH (Jacks, Pipes, and Hammers). Peacock Press continues to publish in facsimile some of the wealth of neglected music … Continue reading

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Rockingham

Rockingham, also know as the Berrien Mansion, served as headquarters in 1783 for General George Washington as he wrote his farewell address to the Continental Armies. The General and Mrs. Washington lived at Rockingham while the Continental Congress met in … Continue reading

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Fenton House

Since 1952, Fenton House in Hampstead, London has been home to one of the most important collections of early keyboard instruments in Europe. Cared for by the National Trust of Great Britain, the collection was assembled during the early decades … Continue reading

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1704 Deerfield

In the predawn hours of February 29, 1704, a force of about three hundred French and Native allies launched a daring raid on the English settlement. A hundred and twelve men, women, and children were captured and taken on a … Continue reading

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Old Barracks Fife & Drum Corps

We are happy to announce that the Old Barracks Fife and Drum Corps has released, in 2010, a recording that includes marches found in the Schaffner manuscript, arranged and edited by Steve Hudak, for the Corps, of which he is … Continue reading

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Schaffner Manuscript

In the coming months, the Practitioners of Musick will begin a recording project highlighting the English and  German repertory found in the manuscript. The music will be performed on a series of historic keyboard instruments, most notably a 1791 Kirkman … Continue reading

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Calvert Volume

The Practitioners of Musick plan to perform and record many selections from a remarkable new source. A collection of sheet music, published in London between 1790 and 1815, was acquired by and bound for one of the members of the … Continue reading

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Marlpit Hall

June 2, 2012 Saturday 1:00 PM -4:00 PM Marlpit Hall 137 Kings Highway Middletown, NJ A Celebration of the Birthday of King George III -presented by John Burkhalter & Donovan Klotzbeacher  MARLPIT HALL built in 1756 was the home of a … Continue reading

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