Jul 30, 2012, 10:24 AM
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Which comes first: the music or the words?
Monteverdi workshop with Orlando Chamber Choir and Richard Wilberforce, Saturday 11 August, London
Orlando Chamber Choir’s summer workshop Prima le Parole, directed by Richard Wilberforce, explores this question in a day of choral music by Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643). In his Fifth Book of Madrigals Monteverdi distinguishes two musical streams: the prima prattica, in which the music underlines the text, and the seconda prattica, in which the text determines the musical lines. The workshop will show how his development from prima to seconda prattica resulted in an increased vividness of musical drama and emotion, eventually driving 17th century composition from late Renaissance to early baroque.
A workshop flyer is attached.
Prima le Parole
Orlando Chamber Choir
Richard Wilberforce, director
Saturday 11 August 2012, 10:00 – 16:00
St John’s Church
Hyde Park Crescent
London W2 2QD [map]
Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643) –
from Fifth Book of Madrigals:
T’amo mia vita
Ahi, come un vago sol
Prima le Parole is open to all choral singers but sight-reading skills are a pre-requisite. Tickets cost £25, concessions £20, and are available by advance booking only, online or by telephone from 01223 247 027 (Karen).
We look forward to singing with you on Saturday 11 August!