The Sixteen - Monteverdi Sacred Music
From the Temple Church, London, Martin Handley presents a concert in which The Sixteen perform sacred music from Claudio Monteverdi's Selva morale e Spirituale of 1641.
The Sixteen perform sacred music from Claudio Monteverdi's Selva morale e Spirituale of 1641.
Harry Christophers conducts his Sixteen and Sixteen Orchestra in a concert broadcast live from the Temple Church, London.
Martin Handley presents this concert of music by the greatest of Italian Renaissance composers. He is credited with revolutionising the music of the theatre and the church by his dramatic and imaginative use of instruments and voices, and by his daring harmonies. This programme contains some of Monteverdi's most significant sacred polyphonic writing. Demanding and virtuosic and musically thrilling, this concert is an extraordinary showcase for the world-renowned choir and orchestra and their founder, Harry Christophers and all broadcast live from a church as famed for its generous acoustics as for its haunting tombs of the Knights Templar.
Monteverdi: Kyrie and Gloria from Messa a 4; Credidi, propter quod locutus sum; Pianto della Madonna; Credo from Messa a 4; Beatus vir (Secondo).
c. 8.15pm Interval: instrumental music by some of Monteverdi's Italian forebears and contemporaries including Frescobaldi and a chance to hear music by Gian Francesco Malipiero, the composer and musicologist who put Monteverdi's music back onto the musical map in the early part of the twentieth century.
Monteverdi: Memento Domine David; Magnificat (Secondo); Laudate Dominum; Sanctus and Agnus Dei from Messa a 4, Crucifixus; Laudate pueri (Secondo).
Grace Davidson (soprano), Joseph Corwell (tenor), The Sixteen, Orchestra of the Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor).