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SACRED MUSIC WORKSHOP
EAST AND WEST

at the

 Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (HAMU)
Prague, 24th – 29th September

Workshops on
Byzantine Music
Gregorian Chant and Early polyphony
Craft of composition of Sacred Music:
I) Composing with Sacred Chant in the Traditions of the Orthodox Church
II) Liturgical chant of the Western Church as a source of inspiration for  composers today

 

Led by
Dr. Maria Alexandru
• Barbora Kabátková (Sojková) and JAN BAŤA
Fr Ivan Moody
Slavomír Hořínka
Featuring a concert and a lecture by Michaël Lévinas.

 

Under the auspices of
the Dean of the Music and Dance Faculty (HAMU) prof. Ivan Klánský

Sponsors:

Ministry of Culture (Czech Republic)

Cathedral Church of Sts Cyril and Methodius (Katedrální chrám sv. Cyrila a Metoděje)

Partners:
Hamu
Filosofický ústav AV ČR – Oddělení současné kontinentální filosofie
ISOCM – The International Society for Orthodox Church Music

 

 

For HAMU students participation is free of charge

Language: All workshops are held in English

Schedule:

Workshops take place between the 24th and 29th of September 2019.  Schedule available here

Registration


Byzantine Music

Issues of historically informed performance of Byzantine Music

This workshop is designed for beginners or advanced music students (from the age of 12 years old), amateur or professional musicians of any religious persuasion interested in the theory and performance of Byzantine Music.

The workshop includes:
• General survey of the history and morphology of the major byzantine musical forms
• Vocal and “Solfege” exercises with byzantine music diagrams, i.e. the simple and composite Koukouzelian wheel (τροχóς), the Tree of parallage (solmization) and others
• Kassia, Sappho’s Byzantine counterpart
• Study of selected byzantine compositions of the Orthodox liturgical year according the eight modes
• Final concert on the 29th of September 2019

LED BY
• DR. MARIA ALEXANDRU

 

Time Schedule:
Daily between 25 and 29  September from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Concert on 29th afternoon.

Workshops:
Wednesday, 25/9, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, 26/9, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday, 27/9, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, 28/9, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Concert:
29/9, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Venue: HAMU, Malostranské náměstí 13/258, Prague 1

Price: 1200 CZK, 800 CZK (students)
For HAMU students participation is free of charge
Price includes free entrance to the concert and lecture by Michaël Lévinas.

Registration
You can register for the complete programme for a really better price,
i. e.  2500 CZK, 1800 CZK (students)

Reserve your place now

All workshops and lectures are held in English


GREGORIAN CHANT AND EARLY POLYPHONY

The workshop is available for beginners or advanced music students  (from the age of 15 years old), amateur or professional musicians of any religious persuasion interested in historically informed interpretation of  Gregorian chant and Early Polyphony. The participants should be able to sing.

The main topics of the workshop are:

– “The mystery of Gregory the Great” – the origin and notational types of Gregorian chant

– Milestones of Gregorian chant history – compositional styles

– Hildegard von Bingen – the manifestation of medieval mind

– Early Polyphony

– Practice of selected pieces for the final concert

Led by
BARBORA KABÁTKOVÁ (SOJKOVÁ)
AND
Jan Baťa

 

Time Schedule:
Daily between 25 and 29  September from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Concert on 29th afternoon.

Workshops:
Wednesday, 25/9, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., led by Barbora Kabátková
Thursday26/9, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., led by Barbora Kabátková
Friday, 27/9, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.,
led by  Jan Baťa
Saturday, 28/9, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., 
led by  Jan Baťa
Concert:
29/9, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Venue: HAMU, Malostranské náměstí 13/258, Prague 1

Price: 1200 CZK, 800 CZK (students)
For HAMU students participation is free of charge
Price includes free entrance to the concert and lecture by Michaël Lévinas.

Registration
You can register for the complete programme for a really better price,
i. e.  2500 CZK, 1800 CZK (students)

Reserve your place now

All workshops and lectures are held in English


Workshop in Composition I

Composing with Sacred Chant
in the Traditions of the Orthodox Church

This lecture and workshop are designed for composers (of any religious persuasion) interested in the history and practice of working with a number of Orthodox chant traditions, including Byzantine, Znamenny and Serbian.

Led by Fr. Ivan Moody

 

Time schedule:
Lecture of 1 hour and a workshop of 3 hours with a break of 30 minutes after the first two hours

Lecture:  Friday, 27/9,  6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Workshop:
  Saturday, 28/9, 9:30  a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Private lessons: Available (contact workshopsacredmusic@gmail.com)

Venue: HAMU, Malostranské náměstí 13/258, Prague 1

Price: 600 CZK, 400 CZK (students)
For HAMU students participation is free of charge
Price includes free entrance to the concert and lecture by Michaël Lévinas.

Registration
You can register for the complete programme for a really better price,
i. e.  2500 CZK, 1800 CZK (students)

Reserve your place now

All workshops and lectures are held in English


Workshop in Composition II

Liturgical chant of the Western Church
as a source of inspiration for composers today

This lecture and private lessons/workshops are designed for composers (of any religious persuasion) interested in the history and practice of working with a Western Church chant tradition, especially Gregorian.

Led by Slavomír Hořínka

Time schedule:
Lecture of 90 min. Composers, who would like to consult their own work have also possibility to attend individual lessons.

Lecture:  Wednesday, 25/9,  6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Private lessons/workshops (available also in Czech):

Please contact us at workshopsacredmusic@gmail.com

Price (lecture of 90 min): 300 CZK, 200 CZK (students)
For HAMU students participation is free of charge
Price includes free entrance to the concert and lecture by Michaël Lévinas.
For information about the price, time, place etc. of individual lessons please contact us at workshopsacredmusic@gmail.com

Registration
You can register for the complete programme for a really better price,
i. e.  2500 CZK, 1800 CZK (students)

Reserve your place now

All workshops and lectures are held in English