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Florence: Christmas Music of the Trecento



2012/13


In 14th-century Florence, lay religious fraternities began incorporating vernacular ceremonial songs known as laude into their worship. This popular form entered the homes of the city’s courtiers, learned clerics, and middle-class urbanites. Hear these stirring laude performed along with cheerful dances and polyphonic works in joyous celebration of the season. With vocal ensemble Trio Eos, multi-instrumentalist Christa Patton, and period strings and winds.

Folger Consort Artistic Directors
Robert Eisenstein - medieval fiddle, recorder, lute

Guest Artists
Christa Patton - lute, viol
Mark Rimple - tenor
Mary Springfels - viol, cittern
Trio Eos - vocal ensemble
Jessica Beebe - soprano
Michele Kennedy - soprano
Maren Montalbano - mezzo-soprano
 





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