Monday, April 09, 2007

Taverner, Tallis and Tye: The Glories of the English Renaissance

Featuring: John Taverner (c.1490-1545)
Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas
Thursday, May 3 at 8 o’clock p.m.
Pre-Concert Lecture in Laughlin Hall at 7 o’clock p.m. at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street (1 block south of Christopher St.), New York, NY
The Choir of the Church of Saint Luke in the Fields
David Shuler, Director of Music
The final concert of our season features music composed by the great trinity of Tudor composers, Taverner, Tye and Tallis. Tudor music, which against all odds miraculously survived subsequent religious and political upheavals, still evokes the long-forgotten spirit of the Pre-Reformation English Church. This astonishing repertoire occupies a unique place in the canon of Renaissance literature inhabiting space and time unlike any of its continental counterparts. As rebellious as the island for which was written, Tudor polyphony defies Franco-Flemish conventions with its slow moving harmonic rhythm, constructed around an intricate and rhythmically complex inner structure creating deeply affecting and subtle sonorities. The centerpiece of this concert, John Taverner’s spectacular Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas, will be performed alongside masterworks by Tallis and Tye. Admission $30; students and seniors $20

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