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

  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