Virgo Rosa

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Trinity Parish Church
609 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104


Presented by Early Music Guild of Seattle




Canonici presents Virgo Rosa, a concert of fifteenth-century Burgundian sacred polyphony that combines Marian adoration with sublime poetry from the Song of Songs.

The great Burgundian Dukes of Valois led northern Europe to great wealth and prestige throughout the Renaissance Era. Philip the Good, who reigned for almost fifty years in the fifteenth century, built an especially illustrious court of artists and musicians. His court provided the breeding grounds for the so-called “Bugundian School” of polyphonic composition. Gilles Binchois and Guillaume Dufay., two of the era’s greatest composers, were both connected with the Burgundian court. Continental composers were also greatly influenced by the singular originality of their English counterparts, especially John Dunstaple. The full flowering of the Burgundian School is perhaps best revealed in the music of its great Franco-Flemish descendants, including Ockeghem, Isaac, and Josquin Desprez.

Virgo Rosa reveals the remarkable wealth and power of Burgundian Catholicity, highlighting some of the most sublime and expressive sacred music of the fifteenth century.

Ave Regina Caelorum by Leonel Power


Virgo rosa Gilles Binchois (c. 1410-1460)
Ave Maris Stella Guillaume Dufay (1397?-1474)
Quam pulcra est John Dunstaple (c. 1390-1453)
Tota plucra est John Forest (d.1448)
Flos florum Guillaume Dufay
Ave Regina coelorum a 3 Guillaume Dufay
Ave Regina coelorum a 4 Guillaume Dufay
Anima mea liquefacta est Guillaume Dufay
Ave Regina Leonel Power (c.1370-1445)
Salve regina Johannes Ockeghem (c.1410-1497)
Vergene bella Guillaume Dufay
Ave Sanctissima Maria Heinrich Isaac (c.1455-1517)
Ecce tu pulchra es Josquin Desprez (c.1455-1521)
Ave vera viriginitas Josquin Desprez