Medieval Advent music – Gregorian chant
- Price: £15 or £40 for all three workshops
- Date: Sat, Dec 12, 2020
- Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
- Venue: In the comfort of your own home
- Location: Zoom workshop
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Join me again to learn and sing some beautiful medieval music for the Advent season. We’ll do a nice medieval vocal warm up, using a gorgeous manuscript in the British library with a pedagogical tool known as a tonary as a basis (who doesn’t love a nice medieval manuscript?)
This will get us into the modal sound world and then we will learn by ear the Christmas sequence Letabundus and I’ll wax lyrical about how much I love sequences, and what they are of course!
Hear me sing a sequence for the summer here:
We’ll also learn an important plainchant hymn sung during Advent which was the “secret” origin of a Lutheran chorale.
If we have time (I hope we will!) the final treat will be creative. The act of memorising chant helps us to build up a storehouse of musical building blocks that can then be used in improvising, so we will then improvise to a medieval text – if improvising scares you, this workshop will help demystify it!