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At 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 26, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1802 Abercorn Street, the Goliards will present The Age of Guillaume de Machaut (ca. 1300-1377), who was the giant of fourteenth-century music and letters. There will be works by some of his contemporaries as well. This period saw the inflorescence of rhythm that was independent of the Rhythmic Modes (Trochaic, Iambic, Dactylic, etc.), as musical notation that was capable of depicting the most complicated rhythmic patterns had just recently been invented. It was the most revolutionary era in the history of music, and gave the composers who would appear in succeeding centuries the 'permission' for just about every subsequent development.  Read the program notes here.

AN ANCIENT MUSIC ENSEMBLE