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Beat Generation: Percussion in Monophonic Musical Traditions 11am-12:15pm

December 2, 2020, 11AM PT

Beat Generation: Percussion in Monophonic Musical Traditions with Peter Maund.

In this class we'll focus on the two primary musical elements: melody and rhythm. We'll explore how these elements work together to generate musical momentum, tension and resolution using examples from medieval European to modern Middle Eastern music.

Participants can play melody instruments and / or percussion instruments.

Level: intermediate and up. Pitch: A=440

Zoom link and materials will be emailed to you.

If you wish to take all 5 classes please call the box office (415-260-4687) to get a 15% discount.

A Woman Inconsolable: Settings of Comme femme desconfortée 11am-12:15pm

December 9, 2020, 11AM PT

A Woman Inconsolable: Settings of Comme femme desconfortée with Rotem Gilbert

Burgundian composers were eager to set Gilles Binchois’ popular rondeau Comme femme desconfortée, one of the most famous 15th-century chansons, setting a text in the voice of a woman whose lover has been taken by Death. In this class we will explore different intricate compositions, from the original chanson from the 1460s found in the beautiful heart-shaped Cordiforme Chansonnier, to an ornate duo and intricate four-voice setting from the 1490s by Alexander Agricola, and the iconic Agnus of Henricus Isaac’s Missa Comme femme desconfortée, composed in Florence, ca. 1485-88.

This class is open to singers and instruments (A=440).

Zoom link and materials will be emailed to you.

If you wish to take all 5 classes please call the box office (415-260-4687) to get a 15% discount.

Jacob van Eyck: Courant, of Harte diefje waerom zoo stil 11am-12:15pm

December 16, 2020, 11AM PT

Jacob van Eyck: Courant, of Harte diefje waerom zoo stil with Hanneke van Proosdij

How does Van Eyck approach Dowland's famous tune "The Frog Galliard" and why was it popular even 50 years later? By looking at the historical and political background we gain understanding of how this tune could have been interpreted at the time of Van Eyck. How can we play these variations, and how can we make our own variations in this style?

This class is open to all instruments (A=440).

Zoom link and materials will be emailed to you.

If you wish to take all 5 classes please call the box office (415-260-4687) to get a 15% discount.