A Renaissance Valentine
Chris Owyoung

Preview of a Renaissance Valentine with New York Polyphony

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Early Music

Renowned ensembles from all over the globe explore the musical riches of the pre-Classical era, from Medieval...

Early Music

A Renaissance Valentine

New York Polyphony

Sunday, February 12, 2012, 3pm

American Academy of Arts & Letters

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Series Tickets on Sale: Friday June 17, 12pm

  New York Polyphony follows up last year’s successful Miller debut—and celebrates the release of their upcoming new CD, endBeginning—with this unique exploration of love and its many forms, a romantic concert presented just in time for Valentine’s Day. Lauded for their rich sound and impeccable tuning, the all-male quartet pairs lusty Italian madrigals with soulful settings of the Song of Songs, an anthology of passionate Hebrew love poems. Tickets include a free champagne toast at intermission!


  • Philippe de Vitry Vos qui admiramini/Gratissima Virginis/Gaude gloriosa
  • Settings of the Song of Songs
  • Francisco Guerrero Quae est ista/Surge propera
  • Antoine Brumel Sicut lilium
  • Jacob Clemens non Papa Ego Flos campi
  • John Pyamour Quam pulchra es
  • John Forest Qualis est dilectus
  • John Dunstable Quam pulchra es
  • John Plummer Tota pulchra es
  • Guerrero Quasi cedrus/Tota pulchra es
  • Madrigals from the early Italian Renaissance
  • Jacques Arcadelt Quando ritrovo
  • Constanzo Festa Ogni belta Madonna
  • Francesco Patavino Dilla de l’acqua sta
  • Orlandus Lassus Matona mia cara
  • A. Gardane/T. Susato Douce memoire
  • John Bartlett Of all the birds that I do know
  • Thomas Morley I go before my darling
  • Thomas Campion Shall I come sweet love to thee?
  • Henry Purcell I gave her cakes