Songs of Love and Death
Selections from I Madrigali a cinque voci (Venice, 1542) by Cipriano de Rore (1515/16-1565)

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2 PM
Bowdoin College Chapel, Brunswick, ME
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art
In conjunction with the exhibit The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe

Monday, November 13, 2017 at 8 PM
Chapin Hall at Williams College, Williamstown, MA
The Williams College Music Department

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 1:30 PM
Student Union Building at Queensborough Community College, Bayside, NY
Queensborough Community College Department of Music

Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 6 PM (with Prof. Jessie Ann Owens)
Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. Auditorium
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge

Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:30 PM
The Rotunda at Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA
Friends of the Concord Free Public Library

1. Cantai mentre ch’i’ arsi del mio foco
ballata, Giovanni Brevio (d. after 1549), Rime (1545)

2. Hor che ’l ciel et la terra e ’l vento tace
sonnet, Francesco Petrarca (1304-74), Canzoniere 164

3. Poggiand’al ciel coll’ali del desio
sonnet, anonymous

5. Solea lontana in sonno consolarme
sonnet, Petrarca, Canzoniere 250

7. Strane rupi, aspri monti, alte tremanti
sonnet, Niccolò Amanio (1478/9-before 1528) or Luigi Tansillo (1510-68)

8. La vita fugge, et non s’arresta una hora
sonnet, Petrarca, Canzoniere 272

9. Tu piangi, e quella per chi fai tal pianto
sonnet, Antonio Tebaldeo (1463-1537), Rime (1498)

13. Perseguendomi Amor al luogo usato
sonnet, Petrarca, Canzoniere 110

17. Amor, che vedi ogni pensiero aperto
sonnet, Petrarca, Canzoniere 163

19. Hor che l’aria e la terra
madrigal, anonymous

Texts and translations

BLUE HERON
Margot Rood, soprano
Martin Near, countertenor
Owen McIntosh, tenor
Jason McStoots, tenor
Sumner Thompson, tenor (November 2017 concerts)
Jonas Budris, tenor (May 2018 concerts)
Paul Guttry, bass
Scott Metcalfe, director
Alessandro Quarta, reader (Bowdoin only)