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Workshop: The Treasury of Music Manuscripts

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until August 7, 2020

Witness milestones in early music history by touring precious books of handwritten music since the Middle Ages. This workshop balances exposure to the genres and styles of traditional plainchant of Western Europe with a survey of issues in Renaissance vocal polyphony through the lens of primary musical sources. The six synchronous sessions feature the study of ten rare music books spanning the tenth through the sixteenth century. These sources provide the basis for a dialogue on historical context, musical style, notation, editing, and performance issues. Offline activities include reading preparation, discussion boards, and one-on-one meetings with the instructor. At the end of the module, students will present on a manuscript using their learning from discussion and readings. This workshop is appropriate for anyone with a casual or serious interest in plainchant and polyphonic music who wants to probe this music from a refreshing perspective.


August 3
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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