SOLD OUT! - Sounds of Renaissance Florence

Sponsored by Department of Music, Stanford University Libraries


Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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Green Library, 2nd floor, Munger Rotunda
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Inside, outside, and in the streets—hear the bellowing of sacred texts and the howling of carnival songs, the devotion of the faithful and the revelry of the drunk. Joined by the ensemble Cut Circle, Stanford students from Music 159J ("Performance as Analysis") will sing from—and invent multi-voice music based on—a perfectly preserved fifteenth-century Florentine chant manuscript. The book forms part of the sumptuous Burke Collection of Early Italian Miniatures, which will be on view during the performance as part of the exhibition The Illuminated Page: Manuscripts from the Burke Collection, 1150 - 1550.

Image: An Antiphonal from the parish at Santa Maria sopra Porta (detail). Zanobbi Strozzi (Florence, c. 1430). From the T. Robert & Katherine States Burke collection of late medieval and early Renaissance miniatures, 1175-1510. Courtesy Stanford Libraries.