WFU’s Collegium Musicum concert to present ‘500 years of music printing’

The Wake Forest University Collegium Musicum vocal and instrumental ensembles will present a concert titled, “500 Years of Music Printing,” at 8 p.m. on April 10 in Brendle Recital Hall.

The program will feature some of the earliest music produced by printing press by various 16th and 17th century composers. Included will be several works of Josquin des Prez, published by Venetian Ottaviano Petrucci, the first printer to produce music from movable type. The Collegium Singers will be joined by the sackbut ensemble on one of these pieces, “Gloria from Missa Pange lingua.”

Other composers featured will be Tylman Susato, a leading music publisher in the mid-16th century, and Anthony Holborne, whose collection of instrumental dances were the first of their kind published by an Englishman.

The musicians will play reproductions of early instruments like recorders, violas da gamba, sackbuts (early trombone) and shawms (a double-reed instrument).

Vocals will be directed by Brian Gorelick, associate professor of music, and instrumental segments will be directed by Stewart Carter, professor of music.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 336-758-5026.

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