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Gregorian Chant and Amazing Motets from German-Speaking Lands.

PomeriumNot Chromatic/Way Chromatic presents some of the highlights of the Gregorian chant repertoire as it is preserved in German sources of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, as well as three amazing chromatic motets by Jacobus Handl, Hans Leo Hassler, and Heinrich Schütz.

POMERIUM, founded by Alexander Blachly in New York in 1972 to perform music composed for the famed chapel choirs of the Renaissance, derives its name from the title of a treatise by the 14th-century music theorist Marchettus of Padua. In the introduction, Marchettus explains that his Pomerium (literally, “garden”) contains the fruits and flowers of the art of music. Widely known for its interpretations of Du Fay, Ockeghem, Josquin, Palestrina, Lassus, and Gesualdo, the modern Pomerium is currently recording a series of compact discs of the masterpieces of Renaissance a cappella choral music, of which the fifteenth to be recorded, Music for the Tudor Queens, was released in February 2015.

Alex Blachly, director

 

1:15 - 2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church
50th St. and Park Avenue

 

GEMS is a non-profit corporation that supports and promotes the artists and organizations in New York devoted to early music— the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.