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Vox Luminis

Lucie Skeaping introduces a concert in which the vocal ensemble Vox Luminis recreates the 17th-century funerals of a German prince and and English queen.

Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights from a concert recorded last month at this years Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music. The award-winning Belgian-based vocal ensemble, Vox Luminis, along with QuintEssential Sackbut and Cornett Ensemble recreate two funerals from 17th century Germany and England.
Schütz's Musicalische Exequien was written during the searingly violent 30 years war for Heinrich Posthumus Reuss, a minor aristocrat who was so keen to hear the music written for his funeral that it was performed several times during his lifetime.
It is often assumed that Purcell's Funeral sentences were written for the funeral of Queen Mary in 1695, but although Purcell's music was included, it was Thomas Morley's music that was sung. Both Morley's and Purcell's settings are performed in this concert.

Vox Luminis
QuintEssential Sackbut and Cornett Ensemble
Lionel Meunier (director)

Music includes:
Schütz - Musicalische Exequien
Purcell & Morley - Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary
Purcell - Funeral Sentences

Producer Helen Garrison.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Thomas Morley

    I am the resurrection and the life

    Ensemble: Vox Luminis. Ensemble: QuintEssential Sackbut and Cornett Ensemble. Director: Lionel Meunier.
  • Thomas Morley

    I know that my Redeemer liveth

    Ensemble: Vox Luminis. Ensemble: QuintEssential Sackbut and Cornett Ensemble. Director: Lionel Meunier.
  • Thomas Morley

    We brought nothing into this world

    Ensemble: Vox Luminis. Ensemble: QuintEssential Sackbut and Cornett Ensemble. Director: Lionel Meunier.
  • Thomas Morley

    Man that is born of a woman

    Ensemble: Vox Luminis. Ensemble: QuintEssential Sackbut and Cornett Ensemble. Director: Lionel Meunier.
  • Thomas Morley

    In the midst of life

    Ensemble: Vox Luminis. Ensemble: QuintEssential Sackbut and Cornett Ensemble. Director: Lionel Meunier.
  • Thomas Morley

    I heard a voice from heaven

    Ensemble: Vox Luminis. Ensemble: QuintEssential Sackbut and Cornett Ensemble. Director: Lionel Meunier.
  • Henry Purcell

    Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts, Z58b

    Ensemble: Vox Luminis. Ensemble: QuintEssential Sackbut and Cornett Ensemble. Director: Lionel Meunier.
  • Henry Purcell

    Canzona, Z860

    Ensemble: QuintEssential Sackbut and Cornett Ensemble. Director: Lionel Meunier.
  • Henry Purcell

    Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z15

    Ensemble: Vox Luminis. Ensemble: QuintEssential Sackbut and Cornett Ensemble. Director: Lionel Meunier.
  • Henry Purcell

    Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary - The Queen's Funeral March, Z860

    Ensemble: QuintEssential Sackbut and Cornett Ensemble. Director: Lionel Meunier.
  • Heinrich Schütz

    Musicalische Exequien (Funeral Music)

    Ensemble: Vox Luminis. Director: Lionel Meunier.

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