Wednesday, March 04, 2009

March 7 in Philadelphia: Medieval Music

If you will be in Philadelphia over break and find yourself in the mood for some medieval music Saturday afternoon, this is the event for you!

Please join the Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia for an exhibit opening:

Cantate Domino: Medieval Music Manuscripts in the Free Library of Philadelphia, 900-1500
March 2 – June 26, 2009

Special Saturday hours and musical performance of medieval music by Quidditas:
Saturday, March 7, 2009, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm (performance at 2:30: duration one hour)

Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Third Floor

or e-mail

The Rare Book Department is open 9 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday
Tours of the General Collections are at 11 am daily.

This exhibition features liturgical medieval music manuscripts collected by John Frederick Lewis (1860-1932). Leaves and codices were chosen for their visual appeal as well as for their musical attributes. All of the music displayed is chant: a single line of melody. The Free Library’s collection is representative of notation from the 900s to the 1500s.

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