Today… Arts at St. John’s presents….Hasten to the Sea…

A Journey through Medieval Iberia and Occitania Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:00 p.m.

In an exciting new collaboration, multi-instrumentalist Tim Rayborn and vocalist Rita Lilly present secular songs of medieval Portugal, northern Spain, and southern France from the 12th and 13th centuries.

This program will feature Martin Codax’s magnificent Cantigas de Amigo song cycle mid-13th century; this seven song collection is the oldest such cycle surviving with music, miraculously recovered in the early 20th century, when the manuscript page was discovered in the binding of the later book. The concert will also feature the secular Portuguese cantigas instrumental realizations, and songs of the troubadours and trobairitz (female troubadours).

Performed with voices, symphonic, ‘ud, persussion, citole, and harp, this concert will present a unique window into the music from the time of the earliest stirrings of modern world.

Admission $15/$10.   Tickets available at the door, and at our coffee hour today.

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