Practices varied across Europe and England, but surviving parchment manuscripts typically reinforce their special character with decorated borders, illuminated initials, miniatures, heraldry, or other ornamentation; the scriptorium of Petrus Alamire
set the international standard for beauty and prestige in musical gifts.
This is the first volume in a catalogue series developed under the auspices of the International Center for the Study of Music in the Low Countries, part of the Alamire
Foundation, whose overall purpose is "...
WORCESTER - A Renaissance music Mass setting inspired by a courtly love song of the 16th century, and the French chanson itself, will be performed for what may be one of the first times in hundreds of years during a concert at 7:30 tonight by Capella Alamire
at All Saints Church, 10 Irving St.
A small choir, the early music consort Alamire
, begins to sing a very beautiful piece of Renaissance music by composer Josquin Desprez.
The renowned Alamire
Consort's performance of a section of the historical work, at dusk in the cathedral, is an experience Dr Harper won't forget in a hurry.
(32.) Antje Olivier and Karin Weingartz-Perschel, Komponistinnen yon A-Z (Diisseldorf: Tokkata, 1988); Antje Olivier and Sevgi Braun, Komponistinnen aus 800 Jahren (Dusseldorf: Sequentia, 1996); Simonne Claeys, Het tweede thema, of de verwaarloosde geschiedenis van de componerende vrouw (Peer, Belgium: Alamire
, 2002); Valeria Woodring Goertzen, "The Eighteenth Century," in From Convent to Concert Hall: A Guide to Women Composers, ed.
Ora animo, nao esmorecam, facam de conta que aqui fora nao esta gente, senao animais; e una, ai senhor trompa, de la o Alamire
: ora oucamos.
In terms of programming, and reflected by the self-explanatory title of the disc, the Missa Alleluia is performed within the `context' of motets by Josquin, Obrecht and Pipelare; all copied for the court by Alamire
. Inspired planning and a certain directness of approach produce a pleasing result: the Mass movements are interspersed with the motets as they would have been in a celebration, while attention is drawn to the distinctive features of the latter by altering the disposition of voices according to individual requirements.
In 1496/7, the Marian confraternity in 's-Hertogenbosch paid Petrus Alamire
workshop, under her patronage, produced the finest presentation manuscripts of the early sixteenth century; three of them contain Missa de Sancta Anna by the court's resident composer, Pierre de la Rue.
Le livre de musique d'Isidore de Seville a Edmond de Coussemaker [Neerpelt: Alamire
; Lille: Ad fugam, 2007]); the byproduct of the scholarly conference is the book of essays under review here.