The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music
Early Music Day: Danserye (1551) - The Renaissance Music of Thielman Susato
Admission is FREE
Hear participants of Early Music Day, hosted by the Saint Paul Conservatory of Music, perform instrumental dances and songs by the Renaissance Dutch composer Thielman Susato (ca. 1530–70). Not much is known about his early life, but he begins appearing in various Antwerp archives of around 1530. Susato was an accomplished composer and publisher. He wrote (and published) several books of ensemble dances which are in the typical imitative polyphonic style of the time. He also wrote two books of chansons which were specifically designed to be sung by young, inexperienced singers: they are for two or three voices. His publication "Danserye" contains lots of catchy dance tunes. You'll love 'em!
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