Quantcast
Sounding Illuminations: The Music of the Manuscripts

This performance and lecture, held in conjunction with the exhibition Choirs of Angels: Painting in Italian Choir Books, 1300–1500 (on view November 25, 2008–April 12, 2009), draws the listener into the ethereal world of medieval choral music. Richard Porterfield, Mannes College instructor and a founding member of the vocal ensemble Lionheart, leads his students from the Schola Cantorum as they perform Gregorian chants from the Met's collection of illuminated choir book pages. Porterfield also discusses the relationship of medieval musical notation to illustration, text, and ritual.

Recorded March 22, 2009

Credits

The exhibition is made possible by the Michel David-Weill Fund.

Concerts and Performances (45)

Media thumbnail

Excerpt from La Celestina
(00:05:08) 53 views

Media thumbnail

A Valentine from Jane Monheit
(01:22:40) 112 views

Media thumbnail

Digital Buddha
(01:06:05) 223 views

Media thumbnail

Alarm Will Sound Flash Mob
(00:12:08) 2164 views

Media thumbnail

Salomé Chamber Orchestra
(01:20:47) 233 views

Media thumbnail

Calmus Ensemble, Part Two
(00:29:13) 42 views

Media thumbnail

Calmus Ensemble, Part One
(00:32:11) 45 views

Media thumbnail

Decoda: Line and Expression
(01:05:30) 170 views

Media thumbnail

Second Shepherd's Play
(00:10:13) 233 views

Media thumbnail

The Vienna Choir Boys
(00:13:05) 191 views

Media thumbnail

Seven Words
(01:06:51) 1066 views

Media thumbnail

Of Water and Ice
(00:56:39) 810 views

Media thumbnail

Spectrum Presents: Street
(01:04:46) 252 views

Media thumbnail

Judy Collins
(01:35:53) 1009 views

Media thumbnail

JACK Quartet
(01:10:08) 911 views

Media thumbnail

DJ Spooky: Civil War Symphony
(01:02:17) 1919 views

Media thumbnail

DJ Spooky: The Nauru Elegies
(01:17:06) 409 views

Media thumbnail

Patti Smith: February Snow
(00:09:08) 2583 views

Media thumbnail

Efterklang Concert
(01:28:31) 1335 views

Media thumbnail

Peony Pavilion
(01:11:47) 10531 views