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

Programme

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
   
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (ca 1525–1594)
Pulchra es
Hooglied
   
Cristóbal de Morales (ca 1500–1553)
Salve Regina
Antifoon
Ave Regina Caelorum a 5
   
Anonymous
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
  
Concert without intermission. Expected end of the concert 21:15.

Artists

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

Annotation

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.

Venue

Convent of st Agnes of Bohemia

Anežská 12, Praha 1, 110 00

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Partners of the concert

With kind support of Embassy of Belgium – General Representation of the Flemish Government and in collaboration with National Gallery Prague.