Presented by Texas Early Music Project
TEMP returns from its pause after the onset of Covid-19 to present a pre-recorded video featuring music from the 13th–14th centuries in France. This music takes us back to days of yore with knights, monks, and poets, with songs of unrequited love, daily trials, melancholy, exuberance, and even blissful love.
The Montpellier Codex contains early polyphonic works in France and was likely compiled around 1300. While many of the texts deal with some truly tender variations on love themes as well as more jovial ones (“I love B. but C. loves me and I don’t know what to do because B. loves D. who loves C…”), there are others about country kids visiting the big city (Paris) with Medieval versions of the still popular trope. We also feature music by Guillaume de Machaut, the greatest and most important composer of the 14th century, who composed wonderful, whistle-able melodies as well as striking and complex polyphony.
Early Music Now Host and Producer, Sara Schneider will also present a personally crafted lecture during the video, interspersed between sets of music. The video will also contain art from the 14th and 15th centuries and evocative photography.
Sixteen of TEMP’s singers and players recorded this music live in Austin in late June and early July and remotely from New York. Our production team has worked since then to create a seamless video of music, speech, and art ever since, a path that would have seemed impossible just a few months ago, but is now the wave of the (temporary) present.
Please join us as we reconnect with you through the magic of music.
The video will be available for viewing Saturday, Sept. 12 through Thursday, Sept. 17
Tickets from $5 are available here: https://temp.ticketbud.com/ah-sweet-lady-video-premiere
To make special arrangements for your course, contact:
Mary Ashton, Operations Coordinator
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Texas Early Music Project website.
Date and Time
Texas Early Music Project: Virtual Concert (No venue) 13915 Burnet Road, Suite 402 Austin Texas 78728