Tempus mirabilium

Dreams and Hope in the Works
of 17th Century German Composers

Wednesday 24. 07. 2024 | 19.30 Sts. Simon and Jude Church
Dušní/U Milosrdných, Prague – Old Town
With intermission


Michael Praetorius (1571–1621)
Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich
Pavane d’Espaigne
Benedicamus Domino
Bransle de la Torche
Peccavi fateor
Bransle simple de novelle
Heinrich Schütz (1585–1672)
Jauchzet dem Herren alle Welt
O der großen Wundertaten
Adam Krieger (1634–1666)
Wohlan ihr treuen Freund un Brüder
Constantin Christian Dedekind (1628–1715)
Wir sind ein Traum der Zeiten
Johann Hermann Schein (1586–1630)
Der kühle Maien
Johann Crüger (1598–1662)
Lobet den Herren, alle, die ihn ehren
Pavane „La Bataille“
and others


Hildegard Wippermann – alto pommer
Annette Hils – dulcian
Yosuke Kurihara – Renaissance trombone
Johannes Vogt – lute
Peter Bauer – percussion
Martina Fiedler – positive organ


“Wir sind ein Traum der Zeiten...” the lyrics of Constantin Christian Dedekind’s song perfectly express not only the “dreamy” theme of this year’s festival edition, but also the melancholic feeling of someone from the first half of the 17th century who had to face many of the vicissitudes of life against the backdrop of the inexorable march of history. What did he dream about? Peace, love, hope, salvation... However, war and a complicated political situation could not completely inhibit intense cultural exchange and musical flowering. Nor did it stop people from laughing, rejoicing, and dancing.
The programme of the concert, which will bring together the best of the Czech and German artistic scenes, will be proof of this. Soprano Hana Blažíková will be accompanied by the renowned German ensemble Capella de la Torre under the artistic direction of Katharina Bäuml. Several types of historical woodwind instruments (such as the shawm, pommer, and dulcian) will be presented in a vocal and instrumental repertoire of secular and sacred provenance by composers who are not commonly heard on Czech stages.

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Sts. Simon and Jude Church

Dušní/U Milosrdných, Prague – Old Town

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Partners of the concert

The concert is held with the financial support of the Deutsch-Tschechischer Zukunftsfonds.