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Early Music
2016-2017 Orlando Consort
Rediscovering Compère
Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 8:00PM

150 West 83rd Street
between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
New York, NY 10024

The name Loyset Compère is not as familiar as Dufay or Josquin, but many—the Orlando Consort among them—believe that this Franco-Flemish composer deserves a place amongst the masters of the 15th century. His early Renaissance compositions combine a sophisticated technical mind with an ear for sheer beauty. This program makes the case for Compère with a wide variety of works: his stately “Magnificat,” moving motets, and a range of secular songs, from laugh-out-loud bawdy to exquisitely romantic.