Climbing the Musical Stairway to Heaven
Content posted on Sunday, January 3rd
Bob Worth explores solfège, the mnemonic system built around 1200 AD to teach the musical scale. We’ll take a quick look at how the system was developed by Guido d’Arezzo, and we’ll listen to a variety of Renaissance and early Baroque musical works which exploit its advantages and peculiarities in diverse ways. Featured composers will include Josquin Desprez, Cristóbal de Morales, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Michael Praetorius.