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New York Polyphony: Music from Over the Alps

Many Flemish composers made their names writing and teaching in Italy rather than in their northern homeland....

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New York Polyphony

Music From Over the Alps

Saturday, February 16, 2019, 8pm

Church of St. Mary the Virgin

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The four voices of the celebrated ensemble New York Polyphony return to take audiences on a journey over the Alps to explore the Flemish composers who traversed the mountains to work in Italy. Encompassing works by well-known composers Orlande de Lassus and Palestrina, alongside gems by Philippe Verdelot, Cipriano de Rore, and others, the rich and varied program highlights the flourishing of the polyphonic style in the region.

Please note: This event occurs at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin


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  • Jacobus Clemens non Papa Tristitia obsedit me
  • Clément Janequin La guerre (“La bataille de Marignan”)
  • Orlande de Lassus La nuit froide et sombre
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Missa “Gabriel archangelus”: Kyrie eleison et Gloria in excelsis Deo
  • Cipriano de Rore Anchor che col partire
  • Cipriano de Rore Mia benigna fortuna
  • Cipriano de Rore Reiouyssons nous
  • Philippe Verdelot Gabriel archangelus
  • Philippe Verdelot O dolce notte
  • Adrian Willaert Pater noster
  • Adrian Willaert Secunda pars: Ave Maria