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Rennies
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Feb 16, 2011, 1:15 PM

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Open Workshop: Renaissance Requiems
Monday 28th February 2011, 7.00-9.30pm
St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 9DE
Led by John Milsom
Tickets £10 (£8 concessions)

This ‘sampler’ session compares and contrasts settings of the Missa pro defunctis by composers from Renaissance France, Spain, Italy and the Low Countries. Focussing on the opening movement (the Introit), the music spans the whole era from Ockeghem to Victoria, juxtaposing extracts from familiar Requiems with ones from more obscure settings.

Your tour guide will be John Milsom, one of Britain’s leading experts in Renaissance polyphony. John has been ‘collecting’ Requiems for the past three decades, and devised this workshop for the Thames Valley Early Music Forum. He will have plenty of say about the historical contexts of these Requiems (some of which were composed for the exequies of monarchs, regents or popes), and will also discuss the stylistic ‘fingerprints’ that distinguish the composers from one another.

Visit www.renaissancesingers.com for further details and booking information


(This post was edited by Rennies on Feb 17, 2011, 12:10 PM)

 
 


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