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The Sounds of Time: Songs of the Trouvères

  • St. Malachy’s - The Actors’ Chapel 239 W 49th St New York, NY, 10019 United States (map)

For the 2015-2016 season, TENET explores avant-garde medieval music from c.1300, c.1400, and c.1500 under guest director Robert Mealy. The Northern French trouvères of the 1300s took over many of the forms invented by their Provençal counterparts, the troubadours, but also infused a new, lighter vein into this great lyric tradition: the combination produced a memorably tuneful body of music, in which “high art” songs of courtly love jostle shoulders with cheeky tales, and where eloquent monodies share the same page with infectiously rhythmic dance-tunes. TENET brings together distinguished musicians from across the country as we create this rich, rarely explored tapestry of sound from centuries past.

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