All Together Now: Sacred Music of the Baroque
In the late 16th and early 17th centuries, the tides of sacred music began to turn. Reformation ideals shape much of the music in northern Europe and these changes are matched by a growing Counter-Reformation movement in Italy, and especially in Rome. Church leaders begin placing a renewed emphasis on clarity in sacred music, which contributes to the growing repertoire of homophonic music. This was a time not unlike our own post-Vatican II church, where questions of openness and accessibility find a seat at the table next to tradition, hierarchy, and authority.
In preparation for the meeting, some resources are dedicated to introductory material, including ‘instructions for use’ on ThinkND.