Live recordings of concerts featuring Early Music. This time we will hear the recordings of the concerts ‘In Memoria Mea: 500 years of Josquin’ by Cantus Modalis and Seconda Pratica conducted by Rebecca Stewart, and ‘A Thousand Times No Day Without Bach’ by carillon player Arie Abbenes.
A) In Memoria Mea: 500 years of Josquin
Josquin Desprez, the undisputed master of Franco-Flemish polyphony in the 16th century, was preoccupied with death. He established a tradition of writing In Memoriams for colleagues whom he held in high esteem. In memory of Johannes Ockeghem, he wrote “Nymphes des Bois”. And this was followed by others. For example, a motet attributed to Adriaan Willaert was preserved, dedicated to Josquin.
Josquin des Prez (ca.1450-1521)
- Introitus Requiem Nymphes des bois
Antoine Brumel (ca.1460-1512/13) 2. Motet Mater patris
Josquin des Prez 3. Missa Mater patris: Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei
Josquin des Prez 4. Introitus Requiem
Anonymous (Willaert?) 5. Absolve Quesumus domine Requiem
Cantus Modalis and Seconda Pratica, conducted by Rebecca Stewart Recording: September 23, 2021, Lutheran Church The Hague Engineering: Anton van Halderen, production: Wijnand de Groot
B) Arie Abbenes – Thousand times No day without Bach Former Utrecht carillonist Arie Abbenes plays Bach on the carillon of the Dom Tower in Utrecht. This performance took place as part of the thousandth episode of No day without Bach on October 29, 2021.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) 6. Harpsichord Concerto BWV 1052 (introduction)
- Suite IV for cello (BWV 1010):
- bourrée I and II
- Concerto after Marcello (BWV 974):
- Cantata “Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis” (BWV 21): sinfonia
- Suite III for cello (BWV 1009):
- bourrée I and II
- gigue (addition)
Arie Abbenes, carillon Dom Tower Utrecht Recording: October 29, 2021, Dom Tower Utrecht Technician: Theo van Soest, production: Wijnand de Groot
On featured photo: Cantus Modalis, Seconda Pratica, and Rebecca Stewart (source: voordekunst)Produced by: