Florence: Christmas Music of the Trecento With Vocalists Trio Eos
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History, myth and a contemporary wit are frequent bedfellows in Scottish poet Carol Ann Duffy's work. A celebrated and award-winning poet, writer and playwright, Duffy has won the T.S. Eliot Prize and a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, among others, and was appointed Britain's Poet Laureate in 2009, the first woman to hold the position. Her collections of poetry include The Bees, Rapture and Jubilee Lines. For this appearance, she'll read selections from her own work and from her favorite works by others. Learn More
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The Folger Consort is one of the best (if not the best) early music groups in the Washington area, displaying impeccable scholarship and wonderful musicianship, and exploring the music of many different levels of society in many different regions and in many different languages. The only way in which this event could be made even more interesting for unitiated audiences would have been for one of the musicians to tell us the names of the instruments they were playing, and describe how our present-day musical instruments have evolved from them. I was also curious about whether the music we heard was typically sung by three women, or if it had been adapted from music designed to be sung by male singers.
Quotes & Highlights
Enjoy a pre-concert discussion at 7:00pm.
Altissima luce col grande splendore
La manfredina/la rota instruments
Gloria Rosetta instruments — Antonio Zacara da Teramo
Gloria — Johannes Ciconia
Cominciamento di gioia instruments
Verbum bonum et suave
Gloria ad ogni vento
Da ciel venne meso novello
Christo è nato
Sanctus — Mediolano
Ave Maria, gratia plena
Ave maris stella instruments
O Maria virgo/O maria maris stella
Nova stella aparita
Benedicamus instruments — Paolo Tenorista da Firenze
Gloria in cielo e pace in terra
(Unless otherwise noted, all compositions are anonymous.)
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