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Music Before 1800: Cappella Pratensis

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Corpus Christi Church529 West 121st Street, New York City, New York, 10027, United States
On Sunday 27 October 2019 at 16:00
Performers
Stratton BullDirector
Cappella Pratensis
A Renaissance Masterpiece: Jacob Obrecht’s “Missa Maria zart”

On his way to Ferrara to begin work at the Este chapel, Obrecht stopped at Innsbruck. There he heard a song to the Virgin Mary that would inspire his brilliant Missa Maria zart. He died the following year, leaving this late and radiant creation in the Flamboyant Gothic style. Singing from mensural notation scored in a large choirbook, the internationally acclaimed Cappella Pratensis soars, ever vibrant in its authenticity.

Post-concert Q and A

“Their singing was impeccably clean, in timbre and balance alike. But their emphasis was on the shape and flow of lines, more than on how the lines were put together. In repertoire so often thought to be all about the intellectual beauty of counterpoint, they drew out the more vital beauty of melody.” —Chicago Classical Review

© Hans Morren
© Hans Morren
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