Responsio

RESPONSIO,  by Peter-Anthony Togni
A contemporary response to Guillaume de Machaut’s Messe de Nostre Dame

Announcing a very special tour of Nova Scotia in August of 2013 with

Jeff Reilly – bass clarinet
Suzie Leblanc – soprano
Andrea Ludwig – mezzo soprano
Charles Daniels – tenor
John Potter – tenor

7:30 pm Thurs. Aug 22nd, 2013 St. John’s Church, Lunenburg, NS
7:30 pm Fri. Aug 23rd, 2013 Manning Chapel, Wolfville, NS
7:30 pm Sat. Aug 24th, 2013 All Saints Cathedral, Halifax, NS
4:00 pm Sun. Aug 25th, 2013 Eglise St. Bernard, St. Bernard, NS

In Responsio Peter-Anthony Togni reflects, comments, refutes, challenges and embellishes the bare medieval voice of Guillaume de Machaut and his medieval masterpiece the Messe de Nostre Dame. Juxtaposing bursts of bass clarinet improvisation against Tongi’s dynamic choral writing, Responsio casts the role of the bass clarinettist into that of a time traveller, bringing forward Machaut’s beautiful 14th creation into the heart of the 21st century.

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