Collectio Musicorum - Sounds of the Reformation


Christ and St. Stephen’s Church
120 West 69th Street  New York
United States
Friday, September 15, 2017

8 pm

Tickets:          Admission is free


2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation.  Collectio Musicorum brings to life music from that time in a concert on Friday, September 15th at Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, 122 West 69th St, New York, NY 10023 at 8 PM.  Admission is free.

The concert brings together the music of the master composers of the time, from all different traditions.  You will hear music by well-known names such as Josquin des Prez, Ludwig Senfl, and John Taverner, alongside the much lesser known Claude Goudimel, Eustachio Romano, and Conrad Rein.  Also on the program is music by the Reformers themselves—Martin Luther and Ulrich Zwingli were composers as well as theologians, and understood the role of music in the lives of their congregations.  Much of the music comes from the 16th century, but also included will be one of the most heart-rending of compositions—William Child’s “Lord, the Heathen are Come into Your Temple”—written just prior to the English civil war in the early 1640s.

About the ensemble:

Collectio Musicorum, Inc. (“Collection of Music”) presents concerts of music you will not hear elsewhere.  Founded in 2013 by musicologist Jeff S. Dailey, Collectio Musicorum is devoted to giving the best possible performances of music from the earliest of times. 

Music Director Jeff Dailey studied musicology and theatre history at NYU, where he received his PhD in 2002.  He is an active instrumentalist, musicologist, conductor, and stage director.  His publications include studies of medieval and Renaissance music and theatre, Eugene O’Neill, Beowulf, Donizetti, and Gilbert and Sullivan.  He has been president of the Greater New York Chapter of the American Musicological Society since 2008.

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