Concert Programs

USC Collegium Musicum: Argentum et aurum concert program

April 13, 2024
7:30 p.m.

The USC Collegium Musicum presents “Argentum et aurum”: Music for the Medici Popes, led by faculty member Adam Knight Gilbert.
The program features music composed and performed for the Medici Popes Leo X from 1513-1610, including Henricus Isaac’s mysterious Missa Argentum et aurum.


Ben venga, Maggio

text Angelo Poliziano



Ecco’l Messia

text Lucrezia Tornabuoni de Medici

Chui dicese e non l’amare


La spagna a 2

Francesco da Milano

Vostre bruit et grand fame

Alexander Agricola

Gamba gagliarda

Antonio Gardane

Le despourveu infortuné

Firmin Caron

O maligno e duro cuore

Serafino Razzi (1531-1613)
text Lorenzo de Medici

Madre de peccatori


La folia


Quid retribuam tibi Leo

Henricus Isaac
(ca. 1450-1517)


Generous scholarship support for the members of the USC Collegium Musicum is provided by the Colburn Foundation. We are also grateful for generous scholarship support from the Rutherford Fund, established by our dear late friend and donor Bill Rutherford. Special thanks to our generous friends and donors Tom Rosenthal, Bob Attiyeh and Mike Rosell. Finally, we would like to offer a very special thanks to Sharon Lilly for her continued generous donation to the Thornton Early Music Program.
This concert is made possible with generous support from the USC Office of Research Collaboration Group, “Collaborations in History, Art, Religion, and Music (CHARM)” and from the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute. For more information click here.
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Eleanor Walters, voice
Ryan McWilliams, voice
Tamzin Elliot, voice
Mana Azima, harp
Janina Kalisnik, lute
Hejun Yang, virginal
Adam Gilbert*, recorder
Rotem Gilbert*, recorder
Jason Yoshida*, viheula
* denotes Thornton Early Music faculty