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Byrd Ensemble: Evolution of Chant – A starting point

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Saturday, March 17, 2018 (PDT) @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Byrd Ensemble

St. James Cathedral, Seattle, WA

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Tallis – Loquebantur variis linguis
Tallis – Videte miraculum
Whitacre – Sainte-Chapelle
Pärt – Magnificat
Pärt – I Am the True Vine
Pärt – Seven Magnificat Antiphons
Sheppard – Reges Tharsis
Tavener – Two Hymns to the Mother of God

​Motets based on chant. Chant has been the cornerstone of Western music since the 9th century. It has provided an evolutionary foundation from the Gregorian era to the Renaissance, Baroque, and even contemporary music. While some composers like Renaissance composer Thomas Tallis’s Loquebantur variis linguis use chant literally to construct their music, others have used chant as an inspiration, like in American composer Eric Whitacre’s Sainte-Chapelle.

Estimated performance time: 90 minutes (includes intermission)

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