Duke Performances

Stile Antico
The Song of Songs

Thursday, October 7, 2010 | 8:00 pm

Duke Chapel


Working without a conductor, the twelve Grammy-nominated singers of Stile Antico arrange their voices in delicate, watchful harmonies, “set[ting] new standards for Renaissance polyphonic singing” (Independent (UK)). Amidst the gothic stonework of Duke Chapel, the young British stars’ “staggeringly beautiful” voices (Sunday Times) breathe life into 16th century arrangements of the Song of Songs, the biblical love poem that, in the Renaissance, inspired devotional music as bracing and passionate as any the world has ever seen.

PROGRAM:
THE SONG OF SONGS
CLEMANES NON PAPA: Ego flos campi
PALESTRINA: Osculetur me
PLAINSCHANT: Dum esset Rex
LASSUS: Veni in hortum meum
GOMBERT: Quam pulchra es
PLAINSCHANT: Alleluia. Tota pulchra es
GUERRERO: Ego flos campi
VICTORIA: Vadam et circuibo
LASSUS: Veni dilecte mi
PALESTRINA: Nigra sum
PLAINSCHANT: Laeva ejus
LHERITER: Nigra sum
CEBALLOS: Hortus conclusus
PLAINSCHANT: Speciosa facta es
VIVANCO: Veni, dilecte mi
GUERRERO: Trahe me post te
PLAINSCHANT: Iam hiems transiit
PRAETORIUS: Tota pulchra es

 

“An ensemble of breathtaking freshness, vitality, and balance.”
New York Times

 

Special Event:

Master Class with Stile Antico
Wednesday, October 6
Nelson Music Room, 5p

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