Music of Medieval Spain

Join the musicians of Collectio Musicorum for a concert of the Music of Medieval Spain.  It will take place at the Center for Remembering and Sharing, 123 Fourth Avenue, New York, NY 10003, just south of Union Square.  Admission is free.  It starts at 8 PM.

The concert will feature music from across the Iberian peninsula.  On the program are selections from several important manuscripts--the Llibre Vermell, the Las Huelgas Codex, and the Cantigas de Santa Maria.  Also included will be music by King Denis of Portugal and the Cantigas d'Amigo of Martim Codax, a cycle of songs about love and the sea.  It will also be a rare opportunity to hear Mozarabic chant performed live.

Performers include singers Patrick Fennig, Martin Coyle, and Richard Lippold, accompanied by artistic director Jeff Dailey,

The Center for Remembering and Sharing is accessible to the N, R, Q, 4, 5, 6 trains.  For a map, go to and scroll down.

This concert is part of the NEW YORK EARLY MUSIC CELEBRATION 2015: El Nuevo Mundo,
a Service Project of the EARLY MUSIC FOUNDATION.  For details, go to
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The musicians of Collectio will be performing an exciting program of early polyphonic music on Friday, April 10th, at 8 PM.  It will take place at Christ and St. Stephen's Church--122 West 69th Street.  For directions, look at the church's website--
Admission is free.

Polyphony--the combining of multiple musical lines--has been called the major contribution of western culture to music.  While its origins are shouded in mystery, it can be traced back to the early middle ages.  Our concert will present pieces that are often mentioned in textbooks, but rarely performed.  Among the pieces featured will be pieces by Leoninus and Chypre, instrumental dances from England, motets from the Bamberg Codex, and a complete performance of the Tournai Mass--the earliest surviving polyphonic setting of the ordinary.

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