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The Sounds of Time: Songs of the Trouvères


  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church 914 East Knapp Street Milwaukee, WI, 53202 United States (map)
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Presented by Early Music Now

TENET performs on the esteemed Early Music Now series in Milwaukee this October for an exploration of c.1300 avant-garde music. The Sounds of Time: Songs of the Trouvères features repertoire from the Northern French trouvères, who 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. This 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. For this occasion, TENET brings together distinguished musicians from across the country to create this rich, rarely explored tapestry of sound from centuries past.

Artists

Jolle Greenleaf, voice
Virginia Warnken Kelsey, voice
Brian Giebler, voice
Debra Nagy, winds
Robert Mealy, vielle and harp
Shira Kammen, vielle and harp
Charles Weaver, lute

Later Event: October 24
Strozzi @ 400