Upcoming Meeting

March 13, 2015, 7:30 pm

Prelude 7:15, Mary Van Cott-Hand

Rotem Gilbert conducting

Rotem Gilbert
Rotem Gilbert

Rotem Gilbert is a gifted recorder player and a founding member of Ciaramella. She is also a memeber of Piffaro and has appeared with ARTEK, Fala Musica (Netherlands), La Caccia Alta (Belgium), Chatham Baroque, Pittsburgh Camerata, King’s Noyse, Newberry Consort, Capilla Flamenca, Pittsburgh Opera and the LA Opera. Rotem can be heard on the Deutsche Grammophon’s Archiv, Passacaille, Musica Americana, Dorian and Naxos labels. She currently teaches Baroque and Renaissance performance practice courses at USC Thornton School of Music.

Topic: Music written as tribute or to commemorate a person who just passed away. Sounds morbid but the music is uplifting and virtuosic! If you have C basses and Great basses bring them along!

1. Miserere mei by Josquin des Prez   (Written to commemorate Girolamo Savonarola using the same psalm that Savonarola made in his last sermon).   6 voices. (going only to end of prima pars, measure169)

Josquin Miserere Cantus
Josquin Miserere Altus
Josquin Miserere Sextus (tenor)
Josquin Miserere Tenor 1
Josquin Miserere Tenor 2
Josquin Miserere Bassus

2. Musae Jovis by Nicolas Gombert  (written to mourn the death of Josquin using Josquin’s favorite chant “Circum dederun mei”)
6 voices:
Top voice alto up
Tenor 1
Tenor 2
Tenor 3
Bass 1
Bass  2  Anyone have a C Bass?

Gombert-Musae_Jovisforxml – Parts

3. Carro della Morte  anonymous, early 16th c. carnival song that portrays dead people singing on a carnival float, warning you that one day you will be dead as well, therefore repent!

Carro della morte

4. Music Divine by Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

6 voices:

Cantus-soprano Music divine-cantus
Quintus- soprano 2 Music divin- quintus
Altus- alto rec. Music divine-altus
Tenor-tenor rec. Music divine-tenor
Sextus- tenor 2 Music divine-sextus
Bassus-bass Music divine-bassus

Bonus for Play the Recorder month


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