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AEM ONLINE – Flower of Melody, God of Harmony: Music of Guillaume Machaut (c. 1300-1377) with Patricia Petersen and Douglas Young, recorders

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT


Esteemed as both a poet and a composer, Machaut saw to his own legacy by overseeing the copying of his works into at least six manuscripts.  We will look at some of his hauntingly beautiful songs and clever canons, learning also about the formes fixes of French poetry that remained popular throughout the next century.  Audio recordings of the polyphonic pieces will make it possible for players to hear all parts at once while they play.  In addition to modern editions, facsimiles of most of the pieces will be provided.  Open to: All instruments/voices welcome. Recordings are at 4’ pitch. Pitch: A=440

AEM ONLINE offers four classes each weekend! Register for any number of sessions – classes are $25 per session and are offered using the Zoom meeting app, or your web browser. Music for the classes is available in advance. You will receive an email with links to webpages for each class where you can find class materials, and the Zoom link after you register. We hope you’ll join us!


March 28
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
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Amherst Early Music
(781) 488-3337


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