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Atlanta Schola Cantorum presents Musical Parody: The DNA of Renaissance Polyphony

Location: Georgia, USA
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Voicing: Mixed
Atlanta Schola Cantorum, under the direction of John Whitt, presents Musical Parody: The DNA of Renaissance Polyphony
A popular technique during the Renaissance and continuing into the present, parody refers to recasting music already in existence to another purpose. Central to the May program are movements from Claudio Monteverdi's Missa 'in illo tempore,' which parodies Nicolas Gombert's motet In illo tempore loquante Jesu. Also included on the program are Michael Pretorius' Christ lag in Todesbanden and Johann Walther's Christ ist erstanden (both derived from the ancient Easter plainchant Victimae Paschali laudes); the Agnus Dei movement from Victoria's Missa 'O quam gloriosum'; the eponymous motet, Andrea Gabrieli's Angelus ad pastores ait (parodied by Heinrich Schütz in his Der Engel sprach); and Jehan L'Heritier's Nigra sum sed formosa, upon which Palestrina also based a mass setting.
Atlanta concerts at 8 p.m., Friday, May 9, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2461 Peachtree Road, NE, and at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 10, at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 1790 Lavista Road, NE.
Tickets $20 online at; $25/$20 at the door
Parking is free at both venues.
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