Presented by Texas Early Music Project
The Song of Songs or Song of Solomon from the Hebrew Bible provided the texts for many of the most polished, sensual, and beautiful compositions by the master composers of the Renaissance and early Baroque, c. 1450-c.1650. Well-known composers such as Dunstable, Josquin, Lassus, Guerrero, Monteverdi, Palestrina, and others will be represented, as well as more rarely performed but splendid works by Vecchi, Clemens, Brumel, Weerbeke, Grandi, Rovetta, Ducis, and Ingegneri. Some of the texts echo the voices of two lovers, praising each other, yearning for each other, sometimes explicitly. Other verses are more indicative of “wisdom literature,” offering teachings about divinity, virtue, and relationship.
TEMP will perform this serene and entrancing music with a small chamber choir, a consort of viols, and theorbo. Featured singers include Brett Barnes, Jenifer Thyssen, Gitanjali Mathur, Laura Mercado-Wright, Cayla Cardiff, Shari Alise Wilson, Tim O’Brien, Steve Olivares, and more, including special guest Ryland Angel, countertenor. Our consort of viols, led by guest Mary Springfels, will perform instrumental versions of some of these exquisite motets.
Superb and intense music performed in a quiet, intimate setting.
Bring someone you love.
Saturday, Oct. 19, 7:30 PM: St. John’s United Methodist Church, 2140 Allandale Road
Sunday, Oct. 20, 3:00 PM: St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa Drive
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
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church 8134 Mesa Drive Austin Texas 78759