Renaissance Algorithm II – Byrd, Tallis & Tye
Saturday 2nd April 2022
Flagship Choral Workshop
VENUE & TIME
St Mary's Church, Battersea, SW11 3NA
Traditional (England, 13th Century)
Sumer is icumen in
William Byrd (c1539-1623)
Quomodo Cantabimus a8
Thomas Tallis (c1505-1585)
Christopher Tye (c1505-c1573)
'Agnus Dei' (from Missa Euge Bone)
Scott Inglis-Kidger Director
Ghislaine Morgan Associate Musical Director
“Computers and Renaissance musicians have at least one thing in common: they can run simple algorithmic processes on fragments of music to create vastly more complex and nuanced musical compositions.” – Jaran Feeley
In this modern age the ‘algorithm’ (an unambiguous set of rules which solves a problem) has a great presence in our lives, from sending a message on our mobile phones, to learning and reading music with midi files and tablet computers. Due to popular demand, we are revisiting the concept of an ancient musical algorithm – the canon – which results in some of the most unexpectedly sublime works of the Renaissance period by Byrd, Tallis and Tye. We will also create our own complex canon as we improvise on the Medieval English song Sumer is icumen in.
You will be provided with a PDF copy of the music by email once your booking has been received. You may print these at home at no further cost, or order a hard copy to receive on the day (£6). Please make your choice below.
No refunds will be available for any reason (including illness) for cancellations received ten days or fewer before the workshop. Workshop places are limited and, in the event of a client asking to cancel their place, refunds can only be offered if there is a waiting list for the relevant voice-part, and another client from the waiting list accepts the place.