LAND OF POPE & GLORY
Armonico Consort & Baroque Orchestra,
The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble
Director – Christopher Monks
A musical evening capturing the enchanted journey through the extraordinary history of the Papacy - trekking through tales of greatness and intellect, whilst stumbling upon Papal times the church would prefer long forgotten.
"The church in Rome and Italy has inspired some of the greatest choral music ever written, be it Allegri’s Miserere Mei to Palestrina’s epic Masses and the incredible works of Monteverdi. When I heard that Pope Stephen VI posthumously tried his predecessor for multiple offences, going to the extent of having his body exhumed and placed on trial – carrying on to bark interrogation at the deceased, in addition to other stories of greatness and inspiration spread throughout history, I realised that there must be a concert programme in this extraordinary subject!"
Christopher Monks – Artistic Director
Illustrated with music by the greatest Italian church composers and their massive works with groups of choirs and soloists placed all over the building - Armonico Consort, with the help of the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble will guide you through the musical hertiage inspired by this great institution.
ALLEGI – Miserere Mei
GABRIELLI - In Ecclesiis
GABRIELLI – Omnes Gentes a 16
GABRIELLI – Audite Principes a 16
MONTEVERDI – Lauda Jerusalem & Magnificat (Vespers of 1610)
MONTEVERDI – Beatus Vir
PALESTRINA – Missa Papae Marcelli (Credo & Agnus Dei)
PALESTRINA – Tu es Petrus
GABRIELLI - Magnificat a 14
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