About This Polyphony Weekend
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You are invited to join others interested in sacred Renaissance polyphony for a weekend singing the music of Ludwig Senfl. The occasion is the 14th annual Renaissance Polyphony Weekend at the University of Dallas, led by Dr. William Mahrt of Stanford University. The singer's retreat will conclude with a celebrated Latin Mass at St. Luke's Catholic Church, 202 S. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, Sunday, February 15, time to be announced (probably 6:00 pm).
Participants will learn Ludwig Senfl's Missa Super Nisi Dominus, which will provide the ordinary of the Latin Mass. The retreat choir will also prepare some Gregorian chants and a variety of motets to be sung within the Mass.
Retreat sessions begin Friday, February 13 on the University of Dallas campus; they will continue Saturday morning and afternoon. So that voices do not become fatigued, breaks and/or discussions of the music will occur during rehearsals.
After a Sunday morning rehearsal (for those with no church music commitments) and a Sunday afternoon rehearsal/warmup at UD, retreat participants will sing the Mass.
All music will be rehearsed and performed a capella. Participants need not be professional singers, but should be proficient readers with a good sense of pitch.
We will follow the Saturday afternoon rehearsal with wine and cheese for all participants.
The weekend retreat is sponsored by the University of Dallas
Music Department, Dallas Renaissance and Medieval Music,
the Texas Toot, and the Renaissance Polyphony Project.
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