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Drop Down Ye Heavens: Renaissance Polyphony for Christmas

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Drop Down Ye Heavens: Renaissance Polyphony for Christmas

The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London

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  • Sunday 18 December 2016
    PLEASE NOTE: This Date Has Passed
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Room 2, The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN

Speaker

  • Nerissa Taysom

To mark the last Sunday before Christmas, join Nerissa Taysom in Room 2 of The Courtauld Gallery for a discussion of Advent themes in Francisco di Simone Ferrucci’s fifteenth century sculpture of the Virgin and Child. The talk will be accompanied by a performance of seasonal Renaissance polyphony sung live by the London based choir, Iken Scholars.

Rorate coeli – Gregorian chant

Beata es Virgo Maria – Tomás Luis de Victoria (c.1548-1611)

Canite Tuba – Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)

Alma Redemptoris Mater a 5 – Tomás Luis de Victoria (c.1548-1611)

Assumpta est Maria – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1525-1594)

Nerissa Taysom
Iken Scholars, conducted by Matthew Dunn
Curated by Dr Charlotte de Mille

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