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Spring 2015 Program notes:



  • Guillaume de Machaut (c. 1300-1377) — The greatest composer of the Medieval Period, among his music is the first four-part setting of the complete mass. He was also a highly-respected poet.
  • Andrea Gabrieli (1532 or 1533 – 1585) — The first master of the Venetian poly-choral style; he is the uncle of [well-known Renaissance composer] Giovanni Gabrieli.
  • Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897) — Among the greatest of the Romantic period composers, he wrote in all genres and his four symphonies and two piano concertos are standards of the repertoire. His most famous choral work is the massive "German Requiem" to a set of biblical texts.
  • Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) — A major composer who influenced a generation of French musicians. His setting of the Requiem Mass is a standard of the choral repertoire.

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