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The Celestial Lyre: Muses + Modes + Music of the Spheres in Renaissance Italy

  • Whitney Humanities Center 53 Wall Street New Haven, CT, 06511 United States (map)
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In Renaissance philosophy, the seven planets, the nine muses, and the eight musical modes were spiritually connected, their affinities expressed as the strings of a great celestial lyre. 
The Yale Collegium Musicum explores these magical relationships in a program of songs, dances, and other instrumental works, expressed by voices and period instruments.
Works by Gaffurius, Josquin, Galilei, Cavalieri, Caccini, and others
Lecture 4:30 pm; Performance 5:15 pm