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Wednesday, 25 January, 2017 at 7:30 pm
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 ribald folksongs worked into prayerful polyphony by Dufay and Taverner. 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.
Anon: L’homme armé
Guillaume Dufay: Kyrie from Missa L’homme armé
Claudio Monteverdi: Rutilante in nocte
Jacobus Clemens non Papa: Entre vous filles de quinze ans
Orlande de Lassus: Gloria from Missa Entre vous filles
Monteverdi: O Jesu mea vita
Clément Jannequin: La guerre
Tomás Luis da Victoria: Credo from Missa pro Victoria
Anon: Westron Wynd
John Taverner: Sanctus and Benedictus from Western Wind Mass
Josquin Desprez: Mille regretz
Cristóbal de Morales: Agnus Dei from Missa Mille regretz
Monteverdi: Qui laudes tuas cantat
Nicolas Gombert: Mort et fortune
Lassus: Magnificat ‘Mort et fortune’
Monteverdi: Plorat amare