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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


* 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
* 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
* Peter Schubert (McGill University) on Palestrina's "Fuit homo missus a


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
Sunday, February 13
	10 - 12:30: Session 2 (MacKay, Owens, Schubert)
Salle Clara Lichtenstein, Strathcona Music Building
	12:30: Lunch

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
+1-(514) 398-4535 x0542

Prof. Peter Schubert
+1-(514) 398-4535 x5645
This conference is supported in part by a grant from the Social Sciences
and Humanities Research Council of Canada.