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11 October Oct 2016 0905 11 months ago

Remembering Gaffurius, on 14 October a musical event in the Archives

Singing from the Scores: after almost five hundred years a live representation of Gaffurius' Musical Works

On Friday 14 October 2016 at 2pm in the Sala dei Milanesi of the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano Archives (Piazza del Duomo, 20) an important moment in the Codes for singing: the Duomo's musical scores in Sforza-era Milan study day, organized by the University of Milan in order to present and discuss the themes of the research project entitled Motet cycles (c.1470-c.1510) Compositional design, performance, and cultural context. [link http://www.motetcycles.com/ ]

The purpose of the project, launched by the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Basilea, Switzerland) in September 2014, is to catalogue and study the repertoire of polyphonic motets that, towards the end of the 15th century, started being collected in "cycles" and copied as such into manuscripts: the musical scores that were drafted for the Duomo under the direction of choirmaster Franchinus Gaffurius (1451-1522) and preserved in the Veneranda Fabbrica's Archives are extraordinary testaments to this process.

This exceptional event, scheduled to take place 14 October in the Sala dei Milanesi, will, for the first time, give people the chance to admire the splendid samples preserved in the Archives as well as listen to live performances of several motets, as read directly from the manuscripts, by the Cantus Figuratus ensemble (Schola Cantorum Basiliensis), under the direction of Maestro Dominique Vellard.

Free entry subject to availability. Reservations not necessary.

For further information, please contact:
archivio@duomomilano.it
Tel. +39 0272022656 ext.117