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October

Hidden Treasure: The Lerma Codex
Music for a Spanish Wind Band

Friday, October 17, 8pm at Trinity Center for Urban Life, Philadelphia
Saturday, October 18, 8pm at Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Sunday, October 19, 3pm at Sts Andrew & Matthew Episcopal Church, Wilmington

Lerma Codex DetailTucked inside the case of an organ for 400 years, and rediscovered only in 1980, this manuscript contains a wealth of repertoire for the shawm and sackbut players who served the Duke of Lerma as church musicians in early 17th century Spain.  Piffaro will perform canciones and motets by Francisco Guerrero, Philippe Rogier, and others.

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December

Mediterranean Holiday
Joyous season music from Spain and Italy

Friday, December 19, 8pm at Trinity Center for Urban Life, Philadelphia
Saturday, December 20, 8pm at Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Sunday, December 21, 3pm at Sts Andrew & Matthew Episcopal Church, Wilmington

Sackbut AngelBack by popular demand, soprano Laura Heimes and cornettist Kiri Tollaksen combine their magical sounds in Piffaro’ annual holiday offering. A portion of the show will settle in sunny Napoli, where the intersection of Spanish and Italian cultural influences produced a distinctive musical style. The program will include the music of Giovanni da Nola, Giovanni Maria Trabaci and Carlo Gesualdo.

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March

At the Court of Ferrara
Musicians of Duke Ercole I d’Este

Friday, March 13, 8pm at Trinity Center for Urban Life, Philadelphia
Saturday, March 14, 8pm at Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Sunday, March 15, 3pm at Christ Church Christiana Hundred, Wilmington

Canzionerre Este DetailA remarkable band of wind players formed the nucleus of the Duke’s court musicians in the late 15th century. They even had a special manuscript assembled for their use, a collection of songs by popular composers of the day, including the works of Josquin des Prez. This manuscript highlights the importance of wind bands in the musical life of the Renaissance and the variety of music at their disposal.

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May

In Celebration of a 16th Century Master
Honoring the 500th anniversary of the birth of Cipriano de Rore

Friday, May 15, 8pm at Trinity Center for Urban Life, Philadelphia
Saturday, May 16, 8pm at Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Sunday, May 17, 3pm at Christ Church Christiana Hundred, Wilmington

Honthorst DetailThough not a household name today, Cipriano de Rore had a decisive influence on sacred and secular composition throughout Europe. His bold experiments in chromaticism and highly expressive style took the madrigal into uncharted territory and made an indelible mark on subsequent composers, including Claudio Monteverdi. Philadelphia’s Renaissance vocal quintet, The Laughing Bird, will join Piffaro in celebrating the works of this remarkable musical genius.

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