Cambridge Early Music Concerts 2014

NAH SIND WIR, HERR

amarcord

9.00pm, Friday 2 May, 2014
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge
Tickets:  £20.00,  £15.00
 
Founded in 1992 by erstwhile members of the world-famous St. Thomas Boys Choir in Leipzig, five-part ensemble amarcord present a programme of music from the libraries of St. Thomas and amarcord. Mixing the old and the new, they contrast 16th- and 17th- century works by Pandolfo Zallamella, Giovanni Battista Stefanini, Johann Walter and Orlando Di Lasso, with contemporary works by Krystof Penderecki, Ivan Moody, Marcus Ludwig; and with UK premieres of works by Bernd Franke and Sidney Marquez Boquiren.
They were flawless in their shaping and consistency of colour and of musical line, both in the meandering unison of plainsong and in the intertwining voices of Renaissance polyphony. They were also impeccable in balance and blend, the five voices like a five-stringed instrument, identical in all but range. - The Irish Times
...delivered with virtuosity and enthusiasm. - The Sydney Morning Herald

PROGRAMME

One-hour programme played without an interval.
From St. Thomas' Church, Leipzig & amarcord's libraries
    Bernd Franke (*1959):
        BACH PERSONAE - five voices in today's world
    written for amarcord; English premiere
    Anon:
        Hymnus vespertinus Inventor rutili
    from Florilegium selectissimum hymnorum (Leipzig 1606)
    Pandolfo Zallamella (*1551):
        Ingrediente Domino
    from Florilegium Portense (Leipzig 1618)
    Krzysztof Penderecki (*1933):
        Benedicamus Domino
    from Organum
    Penderecki: Psalm 117
    Anon:
        Hymnus vespertinus Ades Pater supreme
    from Florilegium selectissimum hymnorum (Leipzig 1606)
    Giovanni Battista Stefanini (1574-1630):
        Christus resurgens
    from Florilegii Musici Portensis (Leipzig 1621)
    Ivan Moody (*1964): Chalice of Wisdom
    written for amarcord; English premiere
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963):
        Laudes de Saint Antoine de Padoue (1957-59)
    O Jesu, O Proles, Laus Regi, Si Quaeris
    Anon:
        Hymnus ante cibum Deus, sator mortalium
    from Florilegium selectissimum hymnorum (Leipzig 1606)
    Johann Walter (c.1490-1570):
        Mitten wir im Leben sind
    Marcus Ludwig (*1960): Tenebrae
    from Drei Gedichte von Paul Celan; written for amarcord
    Anon:
        Hymnus vespertinus Te lucis ante terminum
    from Florilegium selectissimum hymnorum (Leipzig 1606)
    Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594):
        Confitemini Domino
    from Florilegium Portense (Leipzig 1618)
    Sidney Marquez Boquiren (*1970):
        Gloria
    written for amarcord; English premiere
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