THE ART OF THE CANON- Saturday, February 6, 8:00PM
Church of St. Mary the Virgin (145 West 46th Street)
Since the 13th century, composers have been obsessed with the musical canon, although the modern interpretation of the word was not realized until the 16th century. George Steel leads his Vox Vocal Ensemble in an exploration of this musical form and its progression over time. The program spans seven centuries, from Sumer is icumin in (probably the earliest example of a canon in existence) to a work written in the late 20th century.
ARTISTS: Vox Vocal Ensemble
George Steel, conductor
PROGRAM: anonymous: Sumer is icumin in
Jean de Ockeghem: Prenez sur moi
John Dunstable: Gloria in canon
Robert Fayrfax: That was my joy
Johannes Brahms: Canons for women's voices (selections)
Joseph Haydn: Canons on the Ten Commandments (selections)
Anton Webern: Entflieht auf leichten Kähnen
Thomas Tallis: Miserere nostri
William Byrd: Miserere mihi, Domine
W.A. Mozart: Kyrie in G, K. 89
Richard Dirksen: Proverbial Canons; The Land is Bright
Leonard Bernstein: Canons and Chorale from Mass (arr. George Steel)
Jean Mouton: Nesciens mater
Saturday, February 20, 8:00PM
The American Academy of Arts & Letters (156th St. between Broadway and Riverside Drive)
The Flanders Recorder Quartet, a prominent fixture in the world of early music, makes its Miller Theatre debut. A "homogenous and crystal clear sound" and "technical perfection and stylish interpretation" are just some of the distinctive trademarks of the ensemble. The American Academy of Arts & Letters is the fitting host to this glorious program exploring works written around the turn of the 17th century.
ARTISTS: Flanders Recorder Quartet
PROGRAM: Matthew Locke: Suite I in D minor
Josquin des Prez: Scaramella va alla guerra; Comment peult haver joye
Costanzo Festa: Contrapuncti sopra la spagna
G.P. da Palestrina: Ricercar del quarto tuono
Johann Hermann Schein: Suite No. 20 in D minor
Tarquinio Merula: Canzon la marcha
Columbia University's Miller Theatre is located north of the Main Campus Gate
at 116th St. & Broadway on the ground floor of Dodge Hall.
Major support for Miller Theatre's 2009-10 season is provided by the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation,
the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, and The Reed Foundation, Inc.
Major support for Early Music is provided by The Reed Foundation, Inc. and The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.