Early Music Concerts 2009-2010

Early Music Concerts 2009-2010: (IT) Venetian Sacred Music of XVII Century (January 31, 2010)

Contributed by harmoniamusicae on Dec 15, 2009

Sunday, January 31, 2010, 18:30 - free admission
Santuario Madonna della Quercia
Location La Quercia (Viterbo)
Sacred music of the Venetian '600

Cristina Paolucci, soprano
Schinaia Joseph, organ

Girolamo Frescobaldi - Selection from the Mass of Our Lady (Fiori Musicali, 1635)
Francesco Cavalli - O quam suavis et decora, motet for solo voice and bc (1645)
Barbara Strozzi - Salve Regina, antiphon for soprano and bc (1655)
Natale Monferrato - Exaltabo te Deus, Glorious Mary, two motets for solo voice and bc (ca. 1650)

This program presents a brief overview of sacred music in the first half of the seventeenth century Venice. In this period the foundations were laid for the great cultural flowering of the eighteenth century music and musicians represented here are a representative sample of the personalities of the time. In particular, the vocal music is presented here in the popular form of the motet for solo voice accompanied by basso continuo, while the instrumental tracks are from the third Mass for organ (the Madonna) comes from Fiori Musicali Gerolamo Frescobaldi, who wanted to print this collection of sacred and secular compositions in Venice in just 1634.

The concert will last approximately one hour or less and will be preceded by a brief historical presentation.

The soprano Cristina Paolucci has an intense concert activity in the music of the baroque and classical, actively collaborating with major bands with whom she sang in Brazil, France, Germany, Poland, United States and Italy. She has participated in many festivals and performed in concerts and operas in the ensemble. She is also a founding member of the Academy Baroque "Wilhelm Hermans and Hermans of the Camerata” with whom she recorded Italian cantatas by G. Carissimi, A. Stradella, A. Vivaldi and E. Bernabei, presented in a tour in the United States.

The harpsichordist and organist Joseph Schinaia has already played concerts in Italy and the United States, both as a soloist and as continuo player and organizer with the band Harmonia Musicae. The recent activity includes solo and ensemble concerts in Italy and the U.S. He is also a musicologist and professor of applied mathematics and statistics at the University of Rome La Sapienza.

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