Performing 15th-Century Songs From Original Notation

All Day
on Sunday, March 3, 2013
Marshall Room, 2nd Floor, College of Fine Arts, 855 Commonwealth Avenue
Using reproductions of original source materials, students will study and prepare for performance, in a workshop setting, a small number of songs by Ockeghem, Busnoys, and their contemporaries. The class will include coaching, lectures on the sources, notation, interpretation, and the historical context of the song repertoire, and readings on performance practice. Some advance preparation required. The course will be open to a maximum of 10 singers and players of recorder, lute, harp, and bowed strings; some instruments will be available for loan. Non-performing students may also take the class, and in lieu of performance they will be required to submit an essay.