…and we're singing them!
And it’s not even February / Valentine’s Day! But these songs of love aren’t your everyday, ordinary love songs. They’re divine, mystical (in some interpretations), and gorgeous. With a chamber choir, and viol consort, TEMP presents Praising the Beloved: The Song of Songs.
Enjoy this beautiful duet from our Monteverdi 1610 concerts during our 2016-2017 Season.
Purty music. Y’all come! We won’t see you again until Christmas!
PRAISING THE BELOVED:
THE SONG OF SONGS
Admission $30 general; $25 seniors (60+); $5 students (at the door only)
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The Song of Songs or Song of Solomon from the Hebrew Bible provided the texts for many of the most polished, sensual, and beautiful compositions by the master composers of the Renaissance and early Baroque, c. 1450-c.1650. Well-known composers such as Dunstable, Josquin, Lassus, Guerrero, Monteverdi, Palestrina, and others will be represented, as well as more rarely performed but splendid works by Vecchi, Clemens, Brumel, Weerbeke, Grandi, Rovetta, Ducis, and Ingegneri. Some of the texts echo the voices of two lovers, praising each other, yearning for each other, sometimes explicitly. Other verses are more indicative of “wisdom literature,” offering teachings about divinity, virtue, and relationship.
TEMP will perform this serene and entrancing music with a small chamber choir, a consort of viols, and theorbo. Featured singers include Brett Barnes, Jenifer Thyssen, Gitanjali Mathur, Laura Mercado-Wright, Cayla Cardiff, Shari Alise Wilson, Tim O’Brien, Steve Olivares, and more, including special guest Ryland Angel, countertenor. Our consort of viols, led by guest Mary Springfels, will perform instrumental versions of some of these exquisite motets.
Superb and intense music performed in a quiet, intimate setting.
Bring someone you love.
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