"Renaissance Music and Riddles" with Megan Eagen-Jones
This session examines musical riddles or "canons" that must be solved in order to perform a selection of Renaissance repertory. These riddles may be presented as text, in notation, or both. Participants will work to "solve" and explain the riddles, hear and discuss recordings, and consider the significance of riddle culture in the mid-fifteenth through the mid-sixteenth century relative to concurrent sociocultural developments. Finally, participants will learn a cyclic canon that they can perform with other pre-recorded parts of a motet (Latin song with 3+ voices).
About Megan Eagen-Jones
Throughout the month of July, the U of I School of Music presents Illinois Summer Music ONLINE! All sessions are presented free of charge, all you need is a computer and an internet connection.