2018: Palestrina Revisited

Palestrina Revisited

At times venerated, at times dismissed, the music of Palestrina has held a special, complicated place in the history of music performance and theory, from the composer’s own time to the present day. Whatever one’s opinion, it is clear that Palestrina was among the most accomplished composers in adapting the traditions of Franco-Flemish polyphony to the Roman school of the late 16th century, a musical language where control of dissonance and musical pacing were of paramount concern. Convivium offers a program of works by Palestrina that demonstrates his talent in a variety of compositional practices and styles, from the venerable cantus firmus mass to the sensuous Song of Songs motet.

Saturday, November 17, 2018  8 PM
Harvard-Epworth Church, Cambridge
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Sunday, November 18, 2018  4 PM
Christ Church, Andover

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