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Amherst Early Music presents Early Notation Classes with Annette Bauer!

September 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 5, 2022

One event on October 19, 2022 at 5:30 pm

One event on October 26, 2022 at 5:30 pm

One event on November 2, 2022 at 5:30 pm

One event on November 9, 2022 at 5:30 pm

Early Notation with Annette Bauer
Pitch: 440, Open to all instrumentalists and singers

“Machaut and the Ars Nova – I”
Wednesdays 5:30-6:45pm EST: September 14, 21, 28 & October 5
The music of Guillaume Machaut (ca. 1300-1377) offers a wonderful opportunity to study the style, forms, and musical notation used in the ars nova in France. In particular, the manuscripts containing Machaut’s compositions are true works of art, carefully compiled – some possibly under direct supervision of the composer himself – and beautifully illuminated. The first of two sessions on Machaut will focus on secular compositions in one, two, and three parts.

“Machaut and the Ars Nova – II”
Wednesdays 5:30-6:45pm EST: October 19, 26 & November 2, 9
The music of Guillaume Machaut (ca. 1300-1377) offers a wonderful opportunity to study the style, forms, and musical notation used in the ars nova in France. In particular, the manuscripts containing Machaut’s compositions are true works of art, carefully compiled – some possibly under direct supervision of the composer himself – and beautifully illuminated. The second of two sessions on Machaut will feature movements from the Messe de Nostre Dame, which is the first complete polyphonic mass cycle composed in the history of European music, alongside a selection of his secular compositions.

The upcoming online notation sessions in 2022/2023 focus on music of the fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries, including an exploration of ars nova mensural notation, an introduction to the notation of the Italian trecento, and a look at the merging of these two distinct practices and musical styles at the turn of the fifteenth century. Prerequisite is the introductory class to mensural notation, or equivalent experience. (If you are not sure, please contact Annette).

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Image: Douce Dame Jolie Machaut A f.482v

Details

Date:
September 14
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Website:
https://www.amherstearlymusic.org/news/aem-online-returns-september

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Amherst Early Music
Phone:
781.488.3337
Email:
info@amherstearlymusic.org
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