Florence: Christmas Music of the Trecento (2012)

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Folger Consort performed Florence: Christmas Music of the Trecento from December 14 to 23, 2010.

In 14th-century Florence, lay religious fraternities began incorporating vernacular ceremonial songs known as laude into their worship. This popular form entered the homes of the city’s courtiers, learned clerics, and middle-class urbanites. The Consort performed these stirring laude along with cheerful dances and polyphonic works in joyous celebration of the season, with vocal ensemble Trio Eos, multi-instrumentalist Christa Patton, and period strings and winds.

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Folger Consort

Artistic Directors

  • Robetr Eisenstein: medieval fiddle, recorder, lute

Guest artists

  • Christa Patton: lute, viol
  • Mark Rimple: tenor
  • Mary Springfels: viol, cittern

Voices: Trio Eros

  • Jessica Beebe: soprano
  • Michele Kennedy: soprano
  • Maren Montalbano: mezzo-soprano

Other media


Watch the trailer for this Folger Consort event.