5° International Course of Medieval Music – The polyphonic music to the Aragonese Court of Naples – 28 / 07-02 / 08 2014





V° International Medieval Music Course


28 July / 2 August – 2014


“Poliphonic music in the 15th century Aragonese Naples Court”


Based on the quality and number of its musicians, the 15th century Aragonese court in Naples boasted the premiere musical ‘capella’ in Europe, even more important than that of the court of Burgundy. The composers Cornago and Vincenet worked there, while Tinctoris formulated all his theoretical works in Naples. At the court, all types of music known in Europe flourished: ballate, strambotti and barzellette from Italy; canciones from Spain, rondeaux and dances from France.


As MAIN SUBJECT, at the 5th International Course, we will explore the sonority and particular atmosphere of each of these genres and the fertile exchanges between formal and popular music that characterized Aragonese Naples.

For BEGINNERS, it will be possible to study free medieval repertory.


Solo singing: Patrizia Bovi

Bowed instruments*: Gabriele Russo

Wind instruments**: Goffredo Degli Esposti

Choral singing: Simone Sorini

Lute: Crawford Young

Harp: Leah Stuttard

Alta Cappella: Ian Harrison

Hurdy Gurdy: Giordano Ceccotti

Percussions: Gabriele Miracle

Dance: Natalie Braker


*(vielle, rebec, lira da braccio)

**(recorder, traverso, double flute, pipe and tabor; shawn and bagpipes for beginners)


The full schedule, comprehensive of complementary theoretical courses, lectures and concerts, will be published soon.


Student fee:


Singing/Instrument course: 380€

Percussions course: 240€

Dance course: 240€

Theoretical courses only: 180€


Ensemble fee (minimum 3 members):


Singing/Instrument course: 320€

Percussions course: 200€

Dance course: 200€

Theoretical courses only: 160€


Deadline for inscriptions: 15 July 2014



+39 334 79 31 560 (Peppe Frana)


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