Concert poster

Brilliant Baroque from Bologna

Church of St John the Baptist, Wellington TA21 8QY
19 September 2021 6:30pm
Maurizio Cazzati (1616-78)
Motet for the feast of Saint Petronius: Salve caput sacrosanctum
Maurizio Cazzati (1616-78)
Hymn: Pange lingua
Elia Vannini (1666–99)
Psalm: Qui habitat (psalm 90)
Giovanni Battista Vitali (1632-1692)
Ciaconna (Varie Partite Del Passemezo, Ciaccona, Capricii, e Passagalli, op. 7, 1682)
Francesco Passarini (1636¬94
Nunc Dimittis
Maurizio Cazzati (1616-78)
Motet: Caritas Pater
Domenico Scorpione (1672–1703)
Motet: Salve Regina
Giuseppe Jacchini (1667–1727)
Sonata Sesta (Sonate da Camera, op. 2, 1695)
Maurizio Cazzati (1616-78)
Requiem (Messa, e Salmi per li Defonti, op. 31, 1662)
Giovanni Battista Vitali (1632-1692)
Magnificat (Salmi concertati, op.6, 1677)

BEMP is teaming up with the Musical & Amicable Society in the BEMP’s first choral programme since November 2019. It will be so good to sing again for a live audience after the lockdown. This programme, of very rarely heard Italian baroque music, accompanied by the M&A’s violins, viola da gamba and organ, will be a wonderful return to ‘normal’ service!

Martin Perkins, directing from the keyboard, has devised a programme of music derived from the archives of the Basilica of San Petronio in Bologna, most of which he has transcribed himself.  The works are mostly for double choir, some for four or five part single choirs, with the composer Maurizio Cazzati featuring most prominently.  He was an influential, and occasionally controversial maestro di cappella from 1657 to 1671.

The instrumentalists will join the singers in many of the double choir items, and will play some interludes during the programme.

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