In the late 15th century, the young Josquin Desprez spent a number of years in Rome as a member of the papal choir. We know this perhaps most surprisingly because he carved his name in one of the choir stalls in the Sistine Chapel. Our concert is inspired by Josquin’s Rome: Hearing and Composing in the Sistine Chapel, a wonderful (and readable!) book by Stanford scholar Jesse Rodin. We follow in Rodin’s steps by exploring music which Guillaume Dufay, Marbrianus de Orto, Josquin and later composers wrote for the papal chapel. Featuring Josquin’s Illibata Dei virgo nutrix and movements from his L’homme armé masses.
Green Mountain Consort
Saturday, March 17, 8PM
BachGrounder pre-concert talk, 7:25PM
Sunday, March 18, 3PM
BachGrounder pre-concert talk, 2:25PM
ST. SERAPHIM CHURCH