Concert Programs

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A Rose of Such Virtue

Sacred and Secular Love in the Waning Middle Ages
The Lady, the absolute, flawless, most worthy object of chivalric desire, is surely one of the most mysterious and intriguing elements of medieval art.  Asteria explores these sacred and secular themes with beautiful English and French music from the early 15th century.
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Flower of Passion – Thorn of Despair

Chivalry and Courtly Love in Medieval Burgundy
Flower of Passion – Thorn of Despair brings together a sumptuous collection of courtly songs that would have likely been performed in the courts of the Dukes of Burgundy at the height of their cultural influence during the mid to late 15th century.
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Music for a Rash Prince

Music at the court of Charles the Bold of Burgundy (~1460-1470)
Music for a Rash Prince brings together works from three of the most lauded composers of the late Middle Ages: Busnoys, Hayne and Morton. Incredibly, these masters of their art were all actively employed at the same time and at the same court under Charles, duke of Burgundy. This program highlights their output at the apex of ducal power and influence, and features some rarely heard works written by the duke himself!
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Un Tres Doulx Regard

The Blossoming of the Burgundian Spirit in Song, 1390-1440
Largely drawn from anonymous or unattributed compositions from the last decade of the 14th century and very beginning of the 15th, this body of work constitutes the generation of “Dufay’s teachers”, and contains many of the elements that will later be the hallmarks of the mature Burgundian style that swept Europe during of the middle of the 15th century.
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