Sunday, December 26, 2021

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Right around 1500, composers such as Josquin des Prez wrote polyphonic music, which is music with multiple melodic parts. In order to teach this music, publishers would put together collections of Bicinia, or two-part pieces, with the aim of teaching music students how to sing or play one part against another. These collections featured works of different composers, often (but not always) identified by name. As the Renaissance progressed, these Bicinia became more rhythmically complex, and the counterpoint between the two voices became more and more interesting.

Come explore with us the rich polyphony of the 16th century!

Streaming live from Teachín Ceoil at 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern on Sunday, December 26th.

Suggested donation $20/household, or pay-what-you-can.
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Bicinia by Josquin, Isaac, Zuccaro, Agricola, Gastoldi, Vecchi, and the ever-popular Anonymous

The Program is available! Available as a full booklet or 1-page PDF: