Rosa mystica

Marian Motets by Renaissance Composers

Thursday 25. 07. 2019 | 20.00 Convent of st Agnes of Bohemia
Anežská 12, Praha 1, 110 00


Giovanni Gastoldi (ca 1554–1609)
Domine ad adjuvandum me
Tomás Luis de Victoria (ca 1548–1611)
Dixit Dominus
Lauda Jerusalem
Josquin Desprez (ca 1450–1521)
Laudate pueri Dominum
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (ca 1525–1594)
Pulchra es amica mea
Cristóbal de Morales (ca 1500–1553)
Salve Regina
Ave Regina caelorum
Laetatus sum
Francisco Guerrero (1528–1599)
La luz de vuestros ojos
La gracia y los ojos bellos
Orlandus Lassus (1532–1594)
Nisi Dominus
Richard Dering (ca 1580–1630)
Ave verum corpus
Peter Philips (ca 1560–1628)
Ave Maria
Gregorian Chant
Ave maris stella
Nicolas Gombert (ca 1495 – ca 1560)
Magnificat secundi toni
Concert without intermission. Expected end of the concert 21:15.


Victoria Cassano – soprano
Bart Uvyn – countertenor
Adriaan De Koster – tenor
Lieven Termont – baritone
Bart Vandewege – bass


On the feast of St James, two mystical flowers will open at night: the white lily of St Agnes and a rose, the symbol of St Mary.


Their flowering will be inspired by the exquisite Belgian ensemble Utopia who will perform vespers by masters of the Franco-Flemish School, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Josquin Desprez, Nicolas Gombert, and Cristóbal de Morales.


Their works will be completed with music by lesser-known English composers, Richard Dering and Peter Philips, who left the British Isles for the Catholic Flanders during the Renaissance “Brexit”, and converted to the Franco-Flemish tradition.


Let us rejoice on the night at the close of which we shall behold a Rosa Mystica, beautifully woven in a Franco-Flemish tapestry. It is to laud the Mother of God, but also St Agnes whose canonization took place 30 years ago.


Convent of st Agnes of Bohemia

Anežská 12, Praha 1, 110 00

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Partners of the concert

With the kind support of the Embassy of Belgium – The Delegation of Flanders in the Czech Republic and in collaboration with the National Gallery in Prague.