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Blue Heron Presents: Music for Three Sovereigns at Pittsburgh Renaissance & Baroque Society

Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
Music for Three Sovereigns
 -- a glimpse into the rich musical worlds of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I and his daughter Marguerite, Regent of the Netherlands. The program features sacred music by Josquin, Senfl, Isaac, and Obrecht – published in 1520, and among the choicest pieces of the Emperor’s chapel.  From Marguerite’s songbooks, there are noble and moving settings by Josquin, Mouton, and others of the last words of Dido, tragic queen of Carthage. As audiences will hear, Dido’s poignant “Lament,” drawn from Virgil’s Aeneid and known to modern music lovers in its famous setting by Purcell, was equally compelling in the hands of master composers of the Renaissance. The singers of the ensemble will be accompanied by cornetto and trombone.   
voices Jennifer Ashe, Dashon Burton, Pamela Dellal, Paul Guttry, David McFerrin, Owen McIntosh, Jason McStoots, Martin Near, Aaron Sheehan, Mark Sprinkle, Shari Wilson 
instrumentalists Michael Collver, cornetto, Mack Ramsey, trombone
 
tickets and information: http://www.rbsp.org/11-12c5.aspx or (412) 361-2048
 
Pittsburgh Renaissance & Baroque Society
Saturday, March 24 8:00 PM
Calvary Episcopal Church
315 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
 
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