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Igreja de Santos-o-Velho

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03 Dec - 2017

4pm
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Igreja de Santos-o-Velho

How to get there?

This event has already happened
03 Dec - 2017

4pm

Carris: 713, 714, 727, 774

Igreja de Santos-O-Velho

Christian musical heritage is highly diverse. At this concert, the Músicos do Tejo focus on motets, a polyphonic musical style which arose in the 13th century in which different texts were used for each voice. This explains the origin of the name, which is derived from mot (“word” in French). The set concentrates on the Renaissance period and takes an approach which, despite different geographies (including pieces by Spanish, Italian, French, English and German composers), presents a common and recognisable sound.

Motets of the renaissance period gave us an imitative style in which each voice would chant the verses following the same pattern, achieving a certain homophony and helping understanding of the text. The pieces will be performed by four or five voices, accompanied by an enriched thoroughbass of organ, double bass, cello and harpsichord.

The church which will host this concert, in Santos-o-Velho, is shrouded in several stories and legends, with one of the best known being that King Sebastian used to enjoy spending long stays at the adjacent convent and that it was there that he attended his last mass before his final journey (which would result in the loss of Portugal’s independence).

Altos:
Arthur Filemon
Rui Miranda
Tenores:
Carlos Monteiro
Rodrigo Carreto
Baixo:
Rui Bôrras
Violoncelo:
Ana Raquel Pinheiro
Órgão e direção musical:
Marcos Magalhães

 

PROGRAMA
Lauda Jerusalem 5 Voci
Claudio Monteverdi
Cum Natus Esset Jesus in Epiphania Domini 5 Voci
Cristóbal de Morales
Nunc Dimittis 4 Voci
Orlando Gibbons
O Lord, the maker of all thing 4 Voci
William Mundy
Missa Pange Lingua Kyrie 4 Voci
Josquin des Prez
Ave regina caelorum 3 Voci
Guillaume Dufay
Magnificat tercii toni 3 Voci
Gilles Binchois
Da le belle contrade d’oriente 5 Voci
Cipriano de Rore
Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt 5 Voci
Heinrich Schütz