Presentation Title

Medieval Music In A Modern Choral Rehearsal: Thomas Tallis’ “If Ye Love Me”

Presenter Information

Emily DeAngelis

Mentor

Sandra Howard

Location

L. P. Young Student Center - Mabel Brown Room

Abstract

This performance lecture will focus on the learning process that a collegiate choir undergoes when studying a piece of music. As an introduction, the Keene State College Chamber Singers will serve as a demonstration choir for the Medieval choral anthem, “If Ye Love Me” by prominent sixteenth century English composer Thomas Tallis. The presentation will continue with a lecture to inform audience members of how this composer’s contributions during the Medieval Era continue to impact modern choral music today in terms of texture, phrasing, rhythm, pitch, and dynamics. Medieval music composition theory, historical implications, and Biblical text for this piece will also be addressed. The presentation will culminate in a final live performance to show the result of the techniques that had been discussed, followed by a brief question and answer session.

Share

COinS
 
Apr 11th, 11:30 AM Apr 11th, 12:30 PM

Medieval Music In A Modern Choral Rehearsal: Thomas Tallis’ “If Ye Love Me”

L. P. Young Student Center - Mabel Brown Room

This performance lecture will focus on the learning process that a collegiate choir undergoes when studying a piece of music. As an introduction, the Keene State College Chamber Singers will serve as a demonstration choir for the Medieval choral anthem, “If Ye Love Me” by prominent sixteenth century English composer Thomas Tallis. The presentation will continue with a lecture to inform audience members of how this composer’s contributions during the Medieval Era continue to impact modern choral music today in terms of texture, phrasing, rhythm, pitch, and dynamics. Medieval music composition theory, historical implications, and Biblical text for this piece will also be addressed. The presentation will culminate in a final live performance to show the result of the techniques that had been discussed, followed by a brief question and answer session.