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Canada 150: Ensemble Masques

Hannah French introduces highlights from a concert entitled Erbarme dich, featuring cantatas and instrumental music from 17th-century Germany by Montreal-based Ensemble Masques.

As a postlude to Radio 3's Canada 150 celebrations, Hannah French introduces highlights from a concert entitled 'Erbarme dich', cantatas and instrumental music from 17th-century Germany, by Montreal-based Ensemble Masques. The name of the ensemble is inspired by the masques of the Elizabethan England-mystical performances which fused poetry, music, dance and drama.

Biber: Sonata No. 3 in D minor - Fidicinium sacro-profanum (1683)
Schütz: Vater Abraham, erbarme dich mein SWV.477
Erlebach: Auf des Kreuzes Finsternis folgt die Sonne ganz gewiss
Schmelzer: Lamento sopra la morte Ferdinandi III
Buxtehude: Muß der Tod denn auch entbinden
Biber: Sonata - 1676 no. 9 in B flat major [Sonatae tam aris quam aulis]
Schmelzer: Sonata a cinque [Sacro-profanus concentus musicus]
Christian Geist: Vater unser, der du bist im Himmel
Schmelzer: Sonata VI a Sei [Sacro-profanus concentus musicus]
JC Bach: Ach, daß ich Wassers gnug hätte

Damien Guillon, countertenor
Ensemble Masques
Olivier Fortin, director, harpsichord and organ.

1 hour

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  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Sonata - 1683 No. 3 In D Minor [fidicinium Sacro-Profanum]

    Ensemble: Ensemble Masques. Singer: Damian Guillon.
  • Heinrich Schütz

    Vater Abraham, Erbarme Dich Mein

    Ensemble: Ensemble Masques. Singer: Damian Guillon.
  • Johann Heinrich Schmelzer

    Lamento Sopra La Morte Ferdinandi III

    Performer: Ensemble Masques.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Sonata - 1676 No. 9 In B Flat Major

    Ensemble: Ensemble Masques.
  • Johann Heinrich Schmelzer

    Sonata a Cinque

    Ensemble: Ensemble Masques. Singer: Damien Guillon.
  • Christian Geist

    Vater Unser, Der Du Bist Im Himmel

    Ensemble: Ensemble Masques.
  • Johann Heinrich Schmelzer

    Sonata VI a Sei

    Ensemble: Ensemble Masques.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    Ach, Dass Ich Wassers G'nug Hatte

    Performer: Ensemble Masques.

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