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August WORKSHOP with James Chaudoir

Please join us on August 20 for our WORKSHOP led by James Chaudoir. This is a NAVRS members only event. NOTE: All sessions begin at 7:30 PM, EST. The Zoom link will be live 15 minutes prior.

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August WORKSHOP with James Chaudoir
August WORKSHOP with James Chaudoir

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Aug 20, 2023, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

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"Ut Re Mi: Solfège in Renaissance Music"

Remember singing Do Re Mi fromThe Sound of Music? That is a clever song about solfège or solfeggio, the system of using syllables to learn the placement of notes in scales. Many Renaissance compositions were based on solfège, either artfully disguised in polyphonic texts and musical lines, or standing out clearly as a cantus firmus.

This workshop will take you on a musical adventure to learn where solfège came from and experience how Renaissance composers creatively wove it into their music. Music presented will include both instrumental pieces and vocal transcriptions.

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