The Musicians of the TagusMusic
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).
Ana Raquel Pinheiro
Órgão e direção musical:
Lauda Jerusalem 5 Voci
Cum Natus Esset Jesus in Epiphania Domini 5 Voci
Cristóbal de Morales
Nunc Dimittis 4 Voci
O Lord, the maker of all thing 4 Voci
Missa Pange Lingua Kyrie 4 Voci
Josquin des Prez
Ave regina caelorum 3 Voci
Magnificat tercii toni 3 Voci
Da le belle contrade d’oriente 5 Voci
Cipriano de Rore
Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt 5 Voci