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Early Music Sources

Post by AndrewMeronek » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:57 am

I just want to give a shout out to what I consider one of the best music channels on Youtube: Early Music Sources. This one deals with a 16th-century treatise on counterpoint by Thomas de Santa Maria:



I find it pretty cool to see other approaches to musical structure than "standard" modern chord analysis.
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Re: Early Music Sources

Post by LeTromboniste » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:06 pm

Yes! I wholeheartedly support this shout out. Elam is a brilliant person with very deep knowledge, and his videos are so good at vulgarizing complex issues while remaining extremely well researched and documented. The videos are also a great example of how the early music movement approaches (or should approach) things; a dynamic approach with constant reexamination of what we think we know and seeking to deepen our understanding and adapt our practice according to ongoing research, rather than being the dusty, museumy, pretentious and inflexible endeavour that it is sometimes presumed to be.

Also check out the website, Early Music Sources is more than just the videos, there's other useful resources being developped (the ever-growing catalogue of original sources searchable by topics is a notable one).
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Re: Early Music Sources

Post by AndrewMeronek » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:49 pm

LeTromboniste wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:06 pm
Yes! I wholeheartedly support this shout out. Elam is a brilliant person with very deep knowledge, and his videos are so good at vulgarizing complex issues while remaining extremely well researched and documented.
You say that almost like you've met the guy. :cool:

What is his English accent? His bio says he's from Switzerland, but that can involve local dialects in 4 languages. It sounds roughly Italian to me, but different from other Italian speakers I've known.
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Re: Early Music Sources

Post by HowardW » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:29 am

AndrewMeronek wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:49 pm
What is his English accent? His bio says he's from Switzerland, but that can involve local dialects in 4 languages. It sounds roughly Italian to me, but different from other Italian speakers I've known.
A bit further south. He lives in Switzerland, namely in Basel, but is originally from Israel.
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Re: Early Music Sources

Post by LeTromboniste » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:41 am

AndrewMeronek wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:49 pm
LeTromboniste wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:06 pm
Yes! I wholeheartedly support this shout out. Elam is a brilliant person with very deep knowledge, and his videos are so good at vulgarizing complex issues while remaining extremely well researched and documented.
You say that almost like you've met the guy. :cool:

What is his English accent? His bio says he's from Switzerland, but that can involve local dialects in 4 languages. It sounds roughly Italian to me, but different from other Italian speakers I've known.
I can't say I know him well, but for starters the early music world is quite small, and within that the Schola Cantorum student body, faculty and alumni form a relatively tight-knit community. Plus Basel is not very big so you constantly run into everyone.

He's indeed from Israel. He's an accomplished composer, by the way, in addition to being a great scholar and performer. His stuff is worth checking out.
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Re: Early Music Sources

Post by AndrewMeronek » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:46 am

LeTromboniste wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:41 am
He's indeed from Israel. He's an accomplished composer, by the way, in addition to being a great scholar and performer. His stuff is worth checking out.
Ah, that explains it. I don't get too many opportunities to know people from Israel who maintain that accent.

Checking out some music not from that channel:



I like it. In a way, it kind of reminds me of Gesualdo. And I like the vocal styles from the singers. Minimal vibrato, pure tones, easy to follow.
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