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Special Event June 3rd

Album Release Party and Art Auction

Come join us June 3rd to celebrate the release of "Shining Shore" and to bid on the original oil painting that graces the album cover!

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Our newest album

Shining Shore:
Music of Early America

Shining Shore: Music of Early America traverses 200 years of American music from the early seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries and provides a thoughtfully curated overview of how music was used in the early colonies. The album features Three Notch’d Road Artistic Director Fiona Hughes on baroque violin and alto vocals; Steuart Pincombe on cello and baroque cello; Dominic Giardino on historical clarinet; soprano Michelle Pincombe; and bass Peter Walker, who also plays harp, cittern, Appalachian dulcimer, and English guittar on the album.

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Three Notch'd Road, Inc.
P.O. Box 4920
Charlottesville, VA 22905

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Shining Shore: Music of Early America

Epiphany

Shepherd's Star

Please allow about 2 weeks for delivery.


Announcing Our 12th Season

The Four Corners of Europe


EASTERN EXOTIC:
SLAVIC, ROMANIAN & HUNGARIAN

with Matvey Lapin, violin
November 4 - 6, 2022

WESTERN NOËL:
FRENCH, DUTCH, BRITISH & BELGIAN

with Sheila Dietrich, soprano
December 2 - 4, 2020

NORTHERN LIGHTS:
SCANDINAVIAN & NORDIC

with Christa Patton, harp
February 17-19, 2023

SOUTHERN WARMTH:
SPANISH, CROATIAN, PORTUGUESE & ITALIAN

with Anne Timberlake, recorders
May 5 - 7, 2023

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Three Notch'd Road

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to assist in covering the expenses of bringing world-class specialists in early music to Central Virginia.

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Three Notch’d Road, Inc.
P.O. Box 4920
Charlottesville, VA 22905

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Past Concerts

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

With Aisslinn Nosky
October 15, 16 & 17
Sponsored by Stephen and Janet Hall

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Shepherd's Star

An Anniversary Celebration
December 9, 10, 11 & 12

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Virginia in Love

Celtic Music for Valentine's Day
February 11, 12 & 13

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Hope and Recovery

Beethoven Op. 132 & Eliot Four Quartets
May 20, 21 & 22
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Special Performance

J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor

Presented by the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond
May 6


This concert was made possible by the generosity of the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.

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A Folksong of Ukraine

Hej, Sokoły (Ukrainian: Гей, соколи) is a haunting folksong, here performed by Three Notch'd Road in our 2018 concert "Rejoice, Mother Poland: The Glory of the Polish Baroque" with music of Polish, German, Russian, Italian, and Ukrainian origin.

Peter Walker sings the Polish version of the text, which is similar to the Ukrainian version. A song of resistance during World War II, it is popular in Slovakia as well. The song may have been written by Ukrainian-Polish composer Tomasz Padura (1801-1871) but is thought by some to have earlier origins.

Hej, Sokoły (Ukrainian: Гей, соколи)

Peter Walker, bass vocalist
Fiona Hughes, baroque violin
Jeremy Ward, baroque cello
Arash Noori, theorbo

From Rejoice, Mother Poland: The Glory of the Polish Baroque performed at
Trinity Episcopal Church in Staunton, Va. (November 2018)

1.Hej, tam gdzieś z nad czarnej wody
Siada na koń kozak młody.
Czule żegna się z dziewczyną,
Jeszcze czulej z Ukrainą.

Lo, somewhere from above black waters,
A young cossack mounts his horse.
Sadly he parts with his girl,
But even more sadly with Ukraine.

Refrain: Hej, hej, hej sokoły!
Omijajcie góry, lasy, doły.
Dzwoń, dzwoń, dzwoń dzwoneczku,
Mój stepowy skowroneczku.

Hey, hey, hey, falcons!
Fly past mountains, forests, valleys.
Ring, ring, ring, little bell,
My little steppe skylark.

2.Wiele dziewcząt jest na świecie,
Lecz najwięcej w Ukrainie.
Tam me serce pozostało,
Przy kochanej mej dziewczynie.

There are many girls in the world,
But the best in Ukraine.
There, I left my heart
With my beloved girl.

3.Ona jedna tam została,
Jaskółeczka moja mała,
A ja tutaj w obcej stronie
Dniem i nocą tęsknię do niej.

She alone remained there,
My little swallow,
And I’m here in this foreign land
I miss her day and night.

Additional verses not recorded by Three Notch'd Road:

Żal, żal za dziewczyną,
Za zieloną Ukrainą,
Żal, żal, serce płacze,
Już jej więcej nie zobaczę.

Sorrow, sorrow for that girl
For green Ukraine;
Sorrow, sorrow, heart is crying,
I will see her no more.

Wina, wina, wina dajcie!
A jak umrę pochowajcie
Na zielonej Ukrainie
Przy kochanej mej dziewczynie

Wine, wine, give me wine!
And when I die bury me
In green Ukraine,
By my dear girl.

Our Eleventh Season is made possible through the support of