LOVE LOST AND FOUND
Three Hundred Years of Old World Song
Join us for a musical travel log, visiting England, France, Germany and Italy as we play music dating from the 12th to the 15th centuries.
A rare chance to hear seldom performed music played by international specialists (two of them local).
For more information and a flier, see here.
Presented as part of the conference:
Objects and Possessions: Material Goods in a Changing World 1200-1800
KATHARINE HAWNT, voice.
MARC LEWON, lute, voice, gittern.
URI SMILANSKY, vielle.
Time and Date: 20:00, Tue, April 4th, 2017.
Venue: Turner Sims, Southampton.
Tickets: £8 / £5 to book, see here.
This concert will present music related to a number of deluxe Medieval manuscripts, interrogating their musical attitudes and the music’s contribution to their worth and value. We will encounter sumptuous 13th century Italian manuscripts of the Southern French Troubadours, vast collections of the parallel Minnesang German tradition, as well as the luxury objects emanating from the musical powerhouse that was France in the 14th and 15th centuries. A special place will be kept for Guillaume de Machaut, tracing the evaluation of his impressive manuscript collections not only in his own time, but also in Samuel Pepys 17th century England and as they relate to 18th century French musicianship at the time and place of their earliest modern scholarly analysis.
Date: Sat/Sun/Mon April 29th-May 1st 2017
Rehearsal venue: Sherborne Girls School
Concert venue: Castleton Church, Sherborne
Course Fee: £170 (£90 for students and MU Members)
Tutors: URI SMILANSKY and EMILY WHITE
Non-playing observers: £5 per day
***Early Booking Discount*** £150 (£70) if booked by Jan 31st 2017
Who is this for? This course is for singers (all voice types) and players of cornetts, sackbuts and dulcian. Continuo players are also welcome. Singers should be prepared to sing one-to-a-part if necessary.
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PEARLS FROM THE VENETIAN RENAISSANCE
A three day course for voices and instruments focussing on music from the golden age of Venetian polyphony.
The course will culminate with a free open performance at 4.30pm on Monday 1st May as part of the ever-popular Sherborne Abbey Festival.
The political, cultural and economic powerhouse that was 16th and early 17th century Venice was famed throughout Europe also as a leading light in the realm of music. The architectural uniqueness and sparkling interiors of San Mark's basilica led composers such as Cipriano de Rore, Claudio Merulo and Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli to develop a style that was to be copied on both sides of the Alps for decades to come.