Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2017-2018

MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Photo: Orlando Consort

Coolidge Auditorium

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(tickets available 09/20/2017, beginning at 10 AM)

Superb performances and impeccable scholarship have won international renown for this exceptional English vocal quartet, masters of Medieval and Renaissance vocal music. On Founder’s Day, the Consort brings to life one of the Library’s rarest manuscript treasures: our Laborde Chansonnier is a magnificent, elaborately illuminated collection of elegant songs—enchanting  entertainment for courtly audiences in 15th -century France.

“The Composers of the Laborde Songbook

FRYE

Ave regina

MORTON

N’aray je jamais mieulx

GHIZEGHEM

De tous biens plaine

CARON

Corps contre corps

OCKEGHEM

Presque transi

BUSNOIS

A une dame
Ja que lui ne s’i attende

ANONYMOUS

La plus grant chière

GHIZEGHEM

Allez regretz       

COMPÈRE

Missa Alles regrets: Gloria

DUFAY

Vostre bruit et vostre grant fame
Malheureulx cuer, que vieulx tu faire?
Se la face ay pale
Missa Se la face ay pale: Sanctus and Benedictus

DUFAY or BINCHOIS

Je ne vis onques

MOLINET

Tart ara mon cuer

OCKEGHEM

D’un autre amer

DESPREZ

Missa D’ung aultre amer: Agnus Dei
Victimae paschali / D’ung aultre amer

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE - “Romancing the Rose: The Art of Love in the Laborde Chansonnier
6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)

Jane Alden, PhD, Associate Professor of Music, Wesleyan University