Arts Partner: Music Before 1800

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Benjamin Bagby, director, voice and Anglo-Saxon harp
Hanna Marti, voice and harps; Stef Conner, voice
Norbert Rodenkirchen, wooden and bone flutes, harp

Charms, Riddles and Elegies of the Medieval Northlands, 8th-11th Centuries

Once again Sequentia awakens long-silent, ancient voices. The Old English Beowulf epic, the Icelandic Edda, and poems from the 10th-century Exeter Book give us a glimpse into a time far from ours yet near in spirit—a world of singing poets, warriors, seers, and philosophers. Under Bagby’s direction, the musicians sing and play harps and flutes for this witty and pungent program of chants, songs, and spoken riddles.

“Sequentia’s powerful rhetoric made the texts essential to the musical experience. The distant languages of medieval north Europe—Old High German, Anglo-Saxon, and especially Latin—inflected every rhythm and every pitch, startlingly different and yet intensely personal.” —San Francisco Classical Voice

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  • January 19, 2020
    4:00 pm

Event Location


529 West 121st Street, New York, New York, 10027, United States