All’s fair: “The Pur­suit of Love & War”

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Música An­tigua de Al­bu­querque presents a pro­gram of me­dieval, Re­nais­sance, and early Baroque mu­sic ti­tled “The Pur­suit of Love & War,” a topic that should find res­o­nance with Game of Thrones afi­ciona­dos, among oth­ers. Thirty short pieces make up this con­cert, which ranges through com­po­si­tions from Italy, Spain, France, Ger­many, Eng­land, and the Nether­lands. Some of the well-known com­posers in the line-up are Guillaume de Machaut, Josquin des Prez, and Clau­dio Mon­teverdi, who is rep­re­sented by selections from his Fourth and Eighth Books of Madri­gals. It con­cludes with Clément Janequin’s early-mu­sic chest­nut “La guerre” (also known as “La Bataille de Marig­nan”), a de­scrip­tive chan­son that por­trays a mil­i­tary en­gage­ment, al­most surely the Bat­tle of Marig­nano of 1515, in which François I led the French to vic­tory over the Swiss. Janequin presents it com­plete with al­lu­sions to the sounds of fifes and drums, the thun­der­ing of bom­bards and can­nons, and the crash­ing of lances and har­que­bus­iers. The con­cert takes place at 4:30 p.m. on Sun­day, March 6, at Christ Lutheran Church (1701 Ar­royo Chamiso). Tick­ets ($16, with dis­counts for stu­dents and se­niors) are avail­able at the door or by call­ing 505- 842-9613. — James M. Keller

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