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Synonyms for antiphon

a verse or song to be chanted or sung in response

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She suggests that this quintessential Schutz polychoral work likely provided a "soundtrack" for two very different events in Dresden: the Reformation jubilee celebrations in the fall of 1617 and a three-week visit by the (Catholic) Hapsburg emperor and his court three months prior.
Appendix C reconstructs the relationship of chant, polyphony, and falsobordone for certain Vespers feasts, while appendix D lists Ignazio Donati's polychoral music for the Duomo.
We first created our Supersize Polyphony programme back in 2007, trying to explore ways that would bring to life for 21st century audiences the extraordinary world of enormous polychoral works from the 16th century," he tells me.
The singers will bring to life the polychoral music of the 17th Century Venetian masters A.
He has also identified some manuscript collections of polychoral works from the period of the SS.
Venetian Blinders on September 14 features works by Marcello and Vivaldi (including the Gloria); A Venetian Christmas highlights music by Monteverdi and Giovanni Gabrieli (December 5); and Supersize Polyphony 2 (groaningly subtitled 'Spemalot') on February 1, brings gargantuan polychoral offerings by Striggio, before returning us to English soil with Thomas Tallis' 40-part motet Spem in Alium (get the joke now?
Similar considerations apply to most of the polychoral pieces, which feature a rather strong theatrical component.
A significant development was the suppression of monasteries and religious congregations that owned music materials: this is how Venice acquired the librettos by Apostolo Zeno from the library of the Domenicani osservanti alle Zattere (also called Gesuati); Turin the codices of the Benedictine Abbey of San Colombano in Bobbio (9th-14th centuries); and Rome most of the 98 books of polychoral and instrumental Roman Renaissance music.
A niche element of their repertoire has always remained baroque music, and Saturday's concert took us right to the heart of Venetian polychoral music, with magnificent liturgical settings by Giovanni Gabrieli.
111), and a reorientation in the 1580s and 1590s that added new works with homophonic, declamatory, and polychoral textures, Thomas Schmidt-Beste deduces that "the choice between these two styles was apparently determined much less by aesthetic paradigms or by ecclesiastical decrees than by function and number of voices," both of which "quickly became archaic" to form "a kind of overarching stile antico which was the acknowledged domain of the Cappella Sistina" (p.
Periods and composers that come to mind include Palestrina and the late-sixteenth century polychoral repertoire, or Handel's Messiah when performed with a large choir and orchestra in a cathedral or open-air setting.
Those were partially conveyed in Striggio's Ecce beatam lucem, the grand-daddy of all these polychoral pieces, sung from up aloft, before, back down below, this crack chorus delivered Gabriel Jackson's Sanctum est verum lumen, cunningly wrought, but outstaying its welcome.
Metcalfe is to be credited for his sensitivity to the different purposes and moods of the pieces featured here; while the chanson J' atendray tant qu'il vous playra is sung with a suitably sprightly and emotionally intense passion, the polychoral Sanctus Ave verum corpus, with its more astringent harmonies, is delivered with an almost hushed sense of devotional wonder, and the odd Flos florum (in which a sacred text is placed in a chanson setting) is sung in a straight, rather restrained manner that brings out the composition's archaic harmonic flavors while nicely showcasing the performer's improvised ornamentations.
Before then, though, Skidmore will be in action with more polychoral music on Friday, January 22, when he conducts the Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir in a performance of the spectacular Vespers of 1610 by Claudio Mon 0 -teverdi.
1755) studied composition in Rome and absorbed both the baroque polychoral tradition and the new Neapolitan operatic style.