Music for Easter Week
On Easter Sunday 9th April, we’re playing early music for Easter week : Responsoria by Carlo Gesualdo and lamentations by Jeremiah.
In Missa etc. at 15.00-16.00 : Lamentationes de Jeremiae Prophetae from the 16th and 17th century.
You can hear lamentations by Jacquet de Mantoue, Giacomo Carissimi, Carlo Reinaldi and Orlando di Lasso, by among others soprano Maria Cristina Kiehr and the Egidius Quartet.
In De Tuin van Oud at 16.00-17.00 : Responsoria for Easter Week by Carlo Gesualdo.
A hundred years before Bach’s Passions, the Italian composer and nobleman Gesualdo composed his less well known but just as gripping passion music: his Responsoria for Easter week.
During this hour you can hear a selection from his music for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Saturday.
The performances are by three different ensembles – one for each day: the King’s Singers, Ensemble Arte Musica and the Hilliard Ensemble.
Photo: Prophet Jeremiah by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City (detail).