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Renaissances and Affeccyon present “Preserving the Past: Sarum polyphony in Dr. Gyffard’s partbooks”

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Join ensemble Affeccyon as they bring to life a selection of English choral music rarely, if ever, heard since the sixteenth century. Presented in conjunction with Stanford’s early modern focal group Renaissances and directed by Ph.D. student Daniel Koplitz, the performance features pre-Reformation motets and Mass movements by anonymous or lesser-known Tudor composers and will culminate in the works’ first-ever digital recording. The ensemble will be joined by emerging and established scholars across Early Modern Studies, namely Dr. Benjamin Albritton (Rare Books and Early Manuscripts collections, Stanford), Mattea Scheiber Koon (English, Stanford), and Dr. David Marno (English, UC–Berkeley), who will offer insight to the music, its themes, and its contexts throughout the concert.

The lecture-performance is free and open to the public. All are welcome to join the singers and scholars for a reception following the concert in the courtyard behind Margaret Jacks Hall (Building 460).

This multidisciplinary project would not have been possible without the generous support of several Stanford institutions including the Friends of Music; Department of Music; the Dean’s Office at the School of Humanities and Sciences; the Stanford Humanities Center; the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages; the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies; and the Office of Religious & Spritual Life.