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Elegant baroque chamber music . . .




Medieval song and story . . .





Joyful  Renaissance dances . . .



Playful and passionate madrigals . . .




Sublime sacred choral music . . .



Early American ballads that bring history alive . . .




Latin American music from the courts and cathedrals of New Spain. . .


EARLY MUSIC is all these things and more - and it's alive and well in West Texas. Discover a new world of ancient music right here on the High Plains! Caprock Early Music Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 service organization whose mission is to foster the performance, education, and advocacy of Early Music in Lubbock and the West Texas region. 


On this website, you'll find information about our early-music-related concerts and educational activities in Lubbock / West Texas and the surrounding region. For additional information, please contact us!

Caprock Early Music Association

PO Box 4008, Lubbock, TX 79409


Coming April 4: Hildegard von Bingen's Ordo Virtutum (POSTED - February 15, 2011


On Monday April 4, 2011 at 8:00 at the Legacy Events  Center in Lubbock, Texas, the Texas Tech Early Music Ensemble, in partnership with Caprock Early Music Association and the Gamma Ut Musicology Student organization,will present the medieval music drama Ordo Virtutum, by 12th century abbess and mystic Hildegard von Bingen. This is a rare opportunity to see and hear this unique work, and admission is FREE!



Nov. 14 - TTU Early Music Ensemble presents Monteverdi and More! - November 12, 2010

Monteverdi.jpgJoin the TTU Early Music Ensemble for a FREE concert of beautiful music by Monteverdi (and some other Italians!) Sunday evening, November 14th at 7 PM at the Legacy Events Center! Presented by the TTU School of Music with additional support fromCaprock Early Music.







Sequentia: Fragments for the End of Time - January 15, 2010


On January 15, 2010, the TTU School of Music, CEMA, and the TTU Vernacular Music Center welcomed Benjamin Bagby and Norbert Rodenkirchen of Sequentia, who enthralled a packed house at the Legacy Events Center in Lubbock with their program "Fragments for the End of Time." The program was a collection of dramatic, beautiful, and powerful medeival songs and tales exploring apocalyptic visions of the End of Days and the Last Judgement.  The historical instruments used by Bagby and Rodenkirchen included reconstructions of Germanic harps (based on 7th century instruments from Oberflacht, near Stuttgart), an early medieval triangular harp, and copies of medieval transverse flutes (including a flute made from a swan’s bone, based on an 11th century instrument unearthed near Speyer).

Benjamin Bagby is one of the world's foremost scholar-performers of medieval music. The combination of singing, storytelling, harping, and sheer magic that he brings to his performances are legendary in the world of early music. Norbert Rodenkirchen is a master soloist and improviser on a variety of early flutes. It was a unique and rare treat to have them here in West Texas!

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