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Conductus
The forgotten song of the Middle Ages

Venue The Quire, Beverley Minster
Thursday 21 May (2015) 1:00pm

Adults £12.00 | Concessions £10.00 | Students £5.00




EVENT 3 1.00pm - c.2.00pm

Three Medieval Tenors: John Potter, Christopher O'Gorman and Rogers Covey-Crump

While Notre Dame was being built in Paris, from 1163, the cathedral''s plainsong was elaborated as organum, and the motet brought in words and music from the outside world. By the time Beverley Minster was being built around 1220, a third form, the conductus, was also flourishing throughout western Europe. Often polyphonic, it set Latin verse, sometimes on sacred themes, sometimes satirising corrupt clergy, and combined the metrical rhythm of the motet with the rhetorical freedom of chant.

"Seriously classy performances” Gramophone
 
 

For more information visit www.john-potter.co.uk/conductus.php