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Ars Nova Singers


Music of the Renaissance:
The Earthquake Mass

with special guest instrumentalist is Ann Marie Morgan, viola da gamba

February 23, 2019 - St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder
February 24, 2019 - St. Paul Community of Faith, Denver (matinee, 4:00pm)

Music featuring the Viola da Gamba:

Recercada Primera sobre canto llano (cantus firmus sung by the men of ANS)      Diego Ortiz
Ab aeterno ordinata sum adapted for solo bass viol                                                      Claudio Monteverdi

The Third Tune for Archbishop Parker's Psalter                                                        Thomas Tallis
O darkest woe, Hymn Tune, 1626                                                                                  Anon
                                                                                                                                           Settings for solo viol by Daniel Rippe, b.1957

In Nomine (cantus firmus sung by the women of ANS)                                              Ann Marie Morgan


This program features one of the most breathtaking outbursts of the Renaissance imagination, the colossal “Earthquake” Mass by the French composer Antoine Brumel (c. 1460–1520). The mass has been called “one of the true marvels of Renaissance choral writing,” with its unusual scoring for 12 voices. The “Earthquake” Mass gets its name from a snippet of melody from Gregorian chant; in this case, the Easter antiphon “Et ecce terrae motus est” or “And behold, the earth moved”. The melodic fragment is found throughout the work, frequently presented in long note-values, while the other voices were woven around it in an intricate polyphonic tapestry.

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St Martin's Chamber Choir

¡Fiesta Mexicana!
From Baroque to Mariachi

C A M E O  E N S E M B L E
M A R I A C H I   L O S  C O R R E C A M I N O S  Friday evening only

Friday, April 5, 7:30 PM: The King Center on the Auraria Higher Education Campus, Denver
Saturday, April 6, 7:30 PM: St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, Denver

(Ann Marie sings in the Cameo Ensemble)



 

 





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