Early Music Morella 2016

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In March 20, 2016
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2016-07-23 - 2016-07-28 All day
Morella, Spain
Address: Morella, Spain

Early Music Morella 2016


Saturday 23th to Thursday 28th, July

Music Festival Programme

OPENING CONCERT  – Saturday 23 –  20h, Convent of St. Francis
Capella de Ministrers – Carles Magraner
With a bells performance prelude by Llorenç Barber at 19h

Sunday 24 – 20h, Archpriestal Church of St. Mary
Renaissance Music – La Danserye – Ensemble in residence EMM2016

Monday 25 – 20h, Gothic Chamber, Town Hall
Ars Antiqua – Maria Jonas, Manuel Vilas & Silke G.Schulze

Tuesday 26 – 20h, Gothic Chamber, Town Hall
Vihuela – Eduardo Egüez

Wednesday 27 – 20h, Convent of St. Francis
Alta Capella – Pasacaglia with the Renaissance Band, Capilla Musical_LAB, Alta Capella

Wednesday 27 – 22.30h,  Theater
Traditional Music – Eliseo Parra & Mara Aranda
Jota Martínez, Eduard Navarro & Aziz Samsaoui

Thursday – 12h, Gothic Chamber, Town Hall
Singing, Harp, Vihuelas & Viol

Thursday 28 – 19’30h, Convent of St. Francis
La Dansa de la Mort – Renaissance Band / Gregorian Chant /

Choir / Traditional Music Ensemble / Closing Concert

Tickets to the festival concerts


Additional Programs

Exhibition's & lectures

Exhibition's & lectures by Paloma Gutiérrez del Arroyo, Maria Jonas, Eduardo Egüez, Eliseo Parra

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Guided Night Tour to the Castle of Morella

Sunday 24, 22’30h. To inagurate the course, we will join our traditional night visit to the Medieval Castle of Morella. Guided by Carles Sangüesa, director of the Museums of Morella. The tour starts from the Convent of St. Francis.

Ensemble Class

Gothic Chamber / Theater. Every afternoon from 16 a 18h. For all students enrolled in the course who wish to participate in ensemble music for voices and instruments.

Medieval & Renaissance JamSessions

Each night at the Cruïlles Palace (Dada Museum Pub) from 23h. Open stage for soloists or ensembles who wish to play, sing, recite or dance early music. The soirées of the course..!

Instrument Exhibition

Town Hall. Early music instruments from the Spanish Medieval Tradition Jota Martínez & Mara Aranda collection.


Early Music Morella 2016, the V International Course On Medieval and Renaissance Music will take place between 23 and 28 July in Morella, Castellon. The adventure of mensuration, the theory and the composition techniques in the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries, minnesingers, minstrels and troubadours, the laude spirituali and the cantigas, the School of Notre Dame or Adam de la Halle and works of Montpellier, Llibre Vermell, Bamberg, Calixtino or Las Huelgas codex, instrumental works from Chansonier du Roi or dances and Italian stampedes, will form the repertoire to be studied in Early Music Morella 2016, with the epicenter of the figure of Raymundus Lullus, his musical journey through the medieval Mediterranean and the Ars Antiqua in the Crown of Aragon.

The combination of the historical music elements with the oral tradition is the essence of Early Music Morella, music to understand or to enjoy from its knowledge and reasoning. In the 5th edition, in addition to the festival concerts and interpretation classes, the audience can enjoy a multitude of parallel activities (guided tours, exhibitions, conferences, Dadá Med_Ren JamSessions, workshops…). It will be a pleasure to share it with all of you.

Participation in the course will be  in a first-come, first-serve basis.  Application form is here  and Course Brochure can be downloaded from here.

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