Performing Old French narrative: 27 November 2013
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“ROLLANT and RENART”
A musical performance of Medieval French narratives (with English commentary and translation), featuring STUDENTS FROM FRENCH 407 AND FROM THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
1. ‘Roland at Roncevaux’ (from the 11th-c. Song of Roland);
Two passages from the oldest epic in the French language, that tells the dark story of a battle during which pride and treason lead to disaster.
2. ‘The Crow and the Fox’ (from the Romance of Renart, 12th-13th c.)
In this excerpt from a humorous satire of human society, a sneaky fox fools a conceited crow, but then is caught at his own game.
Two polyphonic French motets (13th c.), a Gregorian lament, an instrumental estampie.
Maegan Andolfatto, Kevin Dickie, John Inglis, Colin Jones (soloist), Line Lavoie, Maria Marion, Chantal Phan, Angelique Po, Jennine Punzalan, Chloe Sargent.
Line Lavoie (percussion), Chantal Phan (organetto), Angelique Po (recorder), Pat Unruh (bowed vielle).
Conception and arrangements:
Chantal Phan, Pat Unruh
At the MEEKISON ARTS STUDENT SPACE (Buchanan Building, 1866 Main Mall,
NOVEMBER 27, 2013, from 12:00 noon to 12:50.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
Poster in French (PDF)
Poster in English (PDF)
If you’re interested in this general area, do also take a look at:
- Performing Medieval Narrative Today: A Video Showcase
(Evelyn Birge Vitz, Nancy Freeman Regalado, Marilyn Lawrence, NYU; 2004-present day; see also their about page)