March 16: Global Music Hour with "The World of Early Music" by Russell Murray and Friends
Russell Murray, UD associate professor of music history and literature


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5:49 p.m., March 2, 2011----Bring your lunch and join Russell Murray, associate professor of music history and literature, and colleagues in the UD Department of Music for a fascinating adventure into the world of early music on Wednesday, March 16, starting at noon in the foyer of the Institute for Global Studies (IGS) in Elliott Hall.

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The presentation is the latest in the Global Music Hour/Brown Bag Lunch Series sponsored by IGS. See the poster in PDF format for future events.

Learn about common features of early music and some non-Western traditions, as well as the challenges of recreating a music that doesn't have continuous performance traditions.

Murray is the founding director of the University of Delaware Collegium Musicum. Using period instruments, the Collegium performs music of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque era. Under his leadership, the Collegium has grown from four students to a program incorporating a number of vocal instrumental ensembles and regularly involving 20 to 30 students.

Murray's research has focused primarily on North Italian sacred music of the Renaissance. His work includes biographical, historical and theoretical studies of music and musicians in the city of Parma. He recently co-edited a book on teaching music in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance for Indiana University Press.

He also is author of the Interactive Presentations and Listening Guides for the Norton Recorded Anthology of Western Music, and with Kristin Forney, the Norton WebBOOK and the Norton/Sony Essentials of Music, all published by W. W. Norton.