The Armed Man - A Mass by Blue Heron

October 7, 2015 | By FRENCH CULTURE BOSTON

Blue Heron’s multi-year project to perform the complete works of Johannes Ockeghem enters its second year with a program featuring The Armed Man (L’homme Armé)a 15th century religious mass.

Missa L’homme armé is a popular melody which serves as the basis for a large family of masses sacred music by 15th-century Franco-Flemish composers.

“Aided by the smooth and sleek sound of of the Blue Heron singers, the music’s texture came alive with great malleability”. — The New York Times (Feb. 18, 2015)

Dates

Tuesday, October 13th at 7pm - Phillips Church, Exeter NH
Free admission

Thursday, October 15th at 8pm - St. Mary's Chapel, Boston College
Free admission

Saturday, October 17th at 8pm - First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
This event will feature a pre-concert talk by Sean Gallagher, a researcher and Professor at the New England Conservatory. Doors and box office open at 7:00pm. Pre-concert talk begins at 7:15pm.
Ticket prices: $60/$42.50/$30/$25/$10

Please find more information on Blue Heron's website.

About Blue Heron

Combining a commitment to vivid live performance with the study of original source materials and historical performance practice, the vocal ensemble Blue Heron ranges over a wide and fascinating repertoire, including 15th-century English and Franco-Flemish polyphony, Spanish music between 1500 and 1600, and neglected early 16th-century English music.

Blue Heron’s first CD, featuring music by Guillaume Du Fay, was released in 2007. In 2010 the ensemble inaugurated a 5-CD series of Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks. Three discs have been released so far, of music by Hugh Aston, Robert Jones, Nicholas Ludford, John Mason, and Richard Pygott; volume 4 will be released in Spring 2015, and Volume 5 will follow in 2016. Blue Heron also recorded a CD of music to accompany the book Capturing Music: The Story of Notation by Thomas Forrest Kelly, which was published in November 2014 by W. W. Norton.

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