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Bach and Beyond with The Giovanni Consort

posted 18 Jul 2011, 09:15 by Thomas Friberg   [ updated 8 Aug 2011, 21:11 ]
7:30pm 3 September, St Joseph's Catholic Church, Subiaco 

Works include: Johann Sebastian Bach Mass in A Major, Marc-Antoine Charpentier De Profundis ClamaviJohann Sebastian Bach Wir eilen mt schwachen, Johann Sebastian Bach Erbarme Dich from St Matthew Passion.


The Giovanni Players will join the Giovanni Consort in a program that features sacred works from three generations of baroque masters. The Mass in A major is one of the most elegant and charming of Bach’s Lutheran Masses and a work that looks back to earlier more conservative forms and forward to the gallant style of the late eighteenth-century.

Composed for the private funeral of Maria Thérèse, the wife of Louis XIV, the exquisite motet De profundis clamavi  was not only a personal tribute to a beloved royal patron, but a political and aesthetic statement for his own critics at the Court of the ‘Sun King’, as well as a treasure for all ages. At the end of his long life and prodigious career, Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672) published a profound and formidable collection of Geistliches Chormusik in 1648. These motets are the foundation of his enduring reputation as one of masters of sacred music.
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Thomas Friberg,
28 Jul 2011, 06:59
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