Pierre Attaingnant – Vingt et sept chansons musicales a quatre parties (1533) für Renaissance Flöten Consort
20./21. Oktober 2018
Workshop with Amanda Markwick. Organized by Michael Dollendorf: www.renaissanceworkshop.org
Pierre Attaingnant (1494-1552) printed his first book of music in 1528 with a Royal Privilege by Francois I. With this, he set a very high standard, and it didn’t take long until he was famous for the quality of his products.
The 1533 print of 27 chansons (in fact, there are 28, but maybe the title was already printed and nobody wanted to change it?) combines compositions of 8 composers, Claudin de Sermisy being the most prominently featured. The others are Guillaume Le Heurteur, Pierre Passerau, Pierre Vermont, Jacotin, Johannes Lupi, Nicolas Gombert and Pierre de Manchicourt. They took state-of-the-art poems and set them to music in a new, straightforward style, full of imagination.
On the title page, Attaingant marks the pieces that are suitable for flutes (21 in total). We’ll concentrate on these pieces for the workshop.
This workshop is for professionals, conservatory students, or high-level amateurs. A little knowledge of Renaissance flute (especially the fingerings) is preferred but not strictly necessary.
Weekend Workshop im Dominikanerkloster St. Paulus in Berlin / Samstag / Sonntag 9-17 Uhr