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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.