- Missa prolationum by Johannes Ockeghem (c. 1415 - 1497)
- Missa L'homme armé by Mathurin Forestier (fl. c. 1515)
- Canon of the Mass by Timothy Kendall [Timothy is our conductor; he wrote this piece a few years ago]
Of the three pieces, my favorite is the Missa l'Homme armé. It's not as technically complex as the Ockeghem piece but, to my ear, more melodic. (And the Canon of the Mass is written in 12-tone composition, which is intellectually fascinating but aesthetically less to my taste.) The Missa l'Homme armé also has the quirky quality of being a mass based on the melodic theme of a medieval drinking song. Here's an excerpt of our group singing the Kyrie, followed by an excerpt of professionals singing the same movement.
As with so many choirs of this sort, I think it's probably more fun to be on stage than in the audience (especially this one -- it's SO LONG!), so normally I don't tell anyone that I'm performing. Tonight, though, Amanda was in the audience, so in addition to the recorded clip, she also was able to get some photos of the performance.
Very nice. Considering the recording equipment, I thought it sounded good. Always great to see you perform! Lady
I want to come sing with you!
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