Open Session on Obrecht’s Missa Scaramella, 6 June


Quinten Metsys, Portrait Jacob Obrecht, Kimbell Art Museum

31 May 2023

Jacob Obrecht's Missa Scaramella

On 5 and 6 June, musicologist Fabrice Fitch (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) will be at the House of Polyphony for a lab on Jacob Obrecht’s Missa Scaramella with the Alamire Foundation’s house ensemble, Park Collegium. The four-part mass survives uniquely in a set of partbooks for which only two of the original four books survive. Fitch is currently completing a reconstruction of the two missing voices (the top voice and the tenor), and the lab will consider notation, text, and music in the surviving and reconstructed voices. On this occasion, Park Collegium will feature Paul Kolb, Brett Kostrzewski, and Grantley McDonald under the direction of Stratton Bull.

On Tuesday 6 June from 4pm to 4:45pm, members of the public are invited to join Fitch and Park Collegium in the House of Polyphony (Park Abbey, Leuven) for an informal open session, presenting some of the work completed over the course of the lab. The open session is free of charge, and there is no need to reserve a place.