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Tuesday, 29 September, 2015

Martin Randall Travel

Sacred or Profane?


They say that the Devil has all the best tunes, and it’s hard to disagree on hearing this enthralling programme. As Stile Antico traces the blurred boundary between sacred and secular music in the Renaissance, we encounter risqué, racy chansons transformed by Lassus, Morales and Victoria into devout Masses and Magnificats, and a ribald folksong worked into prayerful polyphony by Dufay. Most shockingly of all, and in spite of the Church’s disapproval, it was none other than the Cardinal of Milan who commissioned sacred texts to be fitted to some of Monteverdi’s most frankly erotic madrigals, crowning this survey of three centuries of superb music.

Two private concerts given for clients of Martin Randall Travel

AnonL’homme armé
Guillaume Dufay: Kyrie from Missa L’homme armé
Clément JannequinLa guerre
Tomás Luis da Victoria: Credo from Missa pro Victoria
Claudio MonteverdiRutilante in nocte
Josquin DesprezMille regretz
Cristóbal de Morales: Agnus Dei from Missa Mille regretz
Monteverdi: O Jesu mea vita
Nicolas Gombert: Mort et fortune
Lassus: Magnificat ‘Mort et fortune’

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