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The Rose Ensemble: Christmas in Elizabethan England

12/19/07 1:25PM

Renaissance England was both a glorious and challenging place for composers. Music flourished as an essential part of royal functions and courtiers cultivated musical skills.

”Christmas in Elizabethan England” features motets and anthems by Thomas Tallis, Robert Parsons, William Byrd, Robert White, William Mundy & Orlando Gibbons, as well a selection of medieval carols and Renaissance dances for instruments. Christmastime in the age of Elizabeth was a time to celebrate all aspects of the life of Christ, and seasonal music from this time describes Christ’s passion, death and ascension as well as his birth.

We'll take this journey with Rose Ensemble, a Twin Cities-based group recognized for its ability to reawaken the ancient through imaginative performances of vocal music, connecting each individual to past worlds with stories of spirituality and humanity.

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