Fan­tas­ti­cal mu­sic: Música An­tigua de Al­bu­querque

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Música An­tigua de Al­bu­querque launches its new sea­son in Santa Fe at 4:30 p.m. on Sun­day, Sept. 20, at Christ Lutheran Church (1701 Ar­royo Chamiso). Its pro­gram ranges through 32 me­dieval and Re­nais­sance pieces, both vo­cal and in­stru­men­tal, on the top­ics of “Myths, Mon­sters, and Mir­a­cles.” Some­times the top­ics over­lap, as in the song “Phyton le mervilleus ser­pent” by Guil­laume de Machaut, which com­pares his beloved’s rejection of his en­treaties to the de­vi­ous­ness of a snake slain by the god Apollo. Other fa­mous com­posers of dis­tant times whose mu­sic will fig­ure in this show in­clude the Ital­ian sen­su­al­ist Francesco Lan­dini, the min­nesinger Oswald von Wolken­stein, and the English madri­gal­ists Thomas Mor­ley and John Farmer. Her­cules, Jupiter, Saturn, and Or­pheus will make ap­pear­ances, in ad­di­tion to such Arthurian fig­ures as Tris­tan, Mer­lin, and Gala­had. Ref­er­ences to phoenixes and uni­corns are sure to de­light an­i­mal lovers who are not overly chained to re­al­ity. Tick­ets ($16, with dis­counts for se­niors and stu­dents) can be re­served by call­ing 505-842-9613. — James M. Keller

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