Sing four sublime Christmas motets
Christmas has had a huge influence on composers throughout the centuries. The Renaissance period is no exception. We have chosen four of the most sublime Christmas motets by Renaissance composers from France, Italy, England and Germany. These range from William Byrd's intimate, five-part lullaby to a gargantuan triple-choir work by Hieronymus Praetorius. We will also sing the serene Nesciens Mater by Jean Mouton and Giovanni Gabrieli's double-choir Hodie Christus natus est.
Hosted in HD on our website
Scott Inglis-Kidger and Miranda Ostler host five workshops in beautiful high definition picture and audio here on our website. Scott will warm up your voice and coach you through the music, before singing through the whole piece. Our tracks are created in-house with expert vocals from Scott and Miranda. Scott will also be sharing his all-time favourite choral albums.
MUSIC & SESSIONS
1. Mouton Nesciens mater a8
2. Gabrieli Hodie Christus natus est a8
3. Byrd Lullaby my sweet little baby
4. Praetorius Angelus ad pastores ait a12
5. A Renaissance Christmas: Virtual Concert
A 'performance' of the four motets
interspersed with traditional carols
£15 per workshop
The sessions last for just under one hour