A TIMELINE OF MUSICAL HISTORY


Drawn from many years’ educational work by The Song Company, this chronological program captures the long and fascinating history of unaccompanied vocal music in a unique timeline that is both informative and entertaining – from early chant to contemporary forms of a cappella singing. Hearing how harmony and notation have developed into many styles and genres over the last two thousand years inspires and encourages people of all ages to find their voice in the ongoing story of a cappella.


Sample program:
Ecce virgo concipiet – Plainchant (Laon Codex, c.930)
O Virtus Sapientiae – Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
Entre Ave e Eva from Cantigas de Santa Maria – Alfonso X el Sabio (1221-1284)
Conditor alme siderum – Guillaume Dufay (c.1397-1474)
Isbruck ich muss dich lassen – Heinrich Isaac (1450-1517)
Sfogava con le stele from Il Quarto Libro dei Madrigali a 5 voci (1603) – Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Jesu Meine Freude BWV 227 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Wade in the water – Traditional Spiritual arr. Moses Hogan as performed by the Fisk Jubilee Singers (c.1870s)
Story from Living Room Music (1940) – John Cage (1912-1992)
Blackbird (1968 The Beatles) – Paul McCartney
Waltzing Matilda – Trad. Christina Macpherson c. 1895 arr. (2007) Ruth McCall


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