Florence: Christmas Music of the Trecento (2012)
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.
- Robetr Eisenstein: medieval fiddle, recorder, lute
- Christa Patton: lute, viol
- Mark Rimple: tenor
- Mary Springfels: viol, cittern
Voices: Trio Eros
- Jessica Beebe: soprano
- Michele Kennedy: soprano
- Maren Montalbano: mezzo-soprano
Watch the trailer for this Folger Consort event.