Form and Expression in Renaissance Polyphony
Montreal, February 2000
Form and Expression in Renaissance Polyphony Conference at the Faculty of Music, McGill University February 12-13, 2000 Programme * Julie Cumming (McGill University) on Josquin's "Alma redemptoris/Ave regina coelorum" * Patrick Macey (Eastman School of Music) on Josquin's "Qui habitat in adjutorio altissimi" * James MacKay (Loyola University, New Orleans) on Byrd's "Tristitia et anxietas" * Jessie Ann Owens (Brandeis University) on Weelkes' "Death hath deprived me of my dearest friend." * Benito Rivera (Indiana University) on Willaert's "Quando fra l'altre donne." * Peter Schubert (McGill University) on Palestrina's "Fuit homo missus a Deo." Schedule Saturday, February 12 1 - 3:30 pm: Session 1 (Macey, Cumming, Rivera) Salle Clara Lichtenstein, Strathcona Music Building 4 - 6 pm: Concert Redpath Hall 7 pm: Dinner TBA Sunday, February 13 10 - 12:30: Session 2 (MacKay, Owens, Schubert) Salle Clara Lichtenstein, Strathcona Music Building 12:30: Lunch TBA During the sessions, each speaker will discuss his/her piece with reference to form, expression, and contrapuntal technique. On Saturday afternoon the pieces will be performed by VivaVoce, a professional chorus under the direction of Peter Schubert, in a lecture-demonstration during which the speakers will be able to try out the performance implications of their observations. For too long scholars have approached this repertoire gingerly, as at a museum exhibit; our aim is to reveal the music's expressive power -- in a word, we hope to talk about the music "as if it were music." For more information, contact: Prof.Julie Cumming firstname.lastname@example.org +1-(514) 398-4535 x0542 Prof. Peter Schubert email@example.com +1-(514) 398-4535 x5645 This conference is supported in part by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.