Renaissance Greatest Hits Parade
Glorious Renaissance polyphony at its finest
Saturday, October 1, 7:00 p.m., St. Bernadette Church
70 University Blvd. East, Silver Spring, MD (just off the Beltway, free parking)
Josquin Ave Maria, virgo serena
Palestrina Missa brevis
Victoria and Byrd O magnum mysterium
Guerrero and Palestrina Alma Redemptoris Mater
Gibbons First Service Magnificat and Nunc dimittis
Peñalosa and Byrd Ave verum corpus
Croce and Victoria O vos omnes
Byrd and Palestrina Hodie Christus natus est
* From Josquin's exquisite Ave Maria, the first piece in Petrucci's first printed
edition of Renaissance music, to Byrd's brilliant Hodie Christus natus est, every
work on this program is a deservedly famous masterpiece.
* Palestrina's serene Missa brevis is one of the best-known Masses ever composed.
* Victoria's and Byrd's settings of O magnum mysterium, and Victoria's and Croce's
settings of O vos omnes, stand at the head of all settings of their texts.