Josquin II: Continuing Early Notation with Annette Bauer

Join AEM Online for the fourth "season" of Early Notation Classes with Annette BauerMachaut 14th c
JOSQUIN II - A Continued Exploration of Josquin's Music

Four Wednesdays starting on May 12.
5:00 -6:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (2:00 -3:15 p.m. Pacific)
May 12, 19, 26 , and June 2
75 minute classes.
4 classes for $100.

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Come spend some time with us in the wonderful world of original notation, specifically mensural notation, the system primarily used during the 14th-16th centuries. Being able to read from the original greatly enhances our understanding of how the music we love works and can give new insights for our performance practice. One might compare this process to how reading a work of literature in its original language reveals a world of nuances hidden in even the best of translations.

This 4th series of classes will continue to focus on music by the prolific and famous Renaissance composer Josquin, who is especially remembered in 2021 for the 500th anniversary of his death. Continuing our exploration of Josquin's works in series 3, this upcoming series of classes will also take a look at a couple of examples of mensuration canons - and marveling at the beautiful, clever, and complex ways in which the mensural notation system was used and played with during the 16th century to achieve not only beautifully sounding but also mathematically brilliant compositions.

Sessions are 75 min in length and are held via Zoom. Students are able to ask live questions during the sessions. Facsimile, handouts, and recordings will be provided to be used for your individual practice at home between sessions.

Open to all instrumentalists and singers. All levels welcome - basic abilities on your instrument/voice and basic music-reading skills are a prerequisite. This class is specifically geared towards students who already have completed the introductory notation class or have equivalent experience. If you don’t have any prior early notation experience at all but would still be interested in joining the class, please feel free to contact us.

Sign up for this continuing early notation class of four weekly sessions starting February 24!

top right: Machaut 14th century
left: Perotin 12th century
right: Squarcialupi Manuscript 14th century