Spiritual music of our time – resounding in the spectacularly modern nave of the Herz-Jesu-Kirche in Neuhaus, Germany. Distant light – Sacra – Mattina: thus the mottos of three Paradisi Gloria programmes. They invite listeners to travel to the Singing Revolution in the Baltic countries, to France with the queen of instruments, and to the land of canti sacri.
Sunday, 21 February 2021, 7:05 pm
Two works by Naji Hakim (born 1955) form the centre of this programme. The first is his Messe solennelle of 1999, which will received its German première in the scoring for chorus and orchestra. The second, Ave Maria (2017), relates to Schubert’s famous like-named song and conjures up a scene of pilgrims assembled in Paris’s Notre Dame to invoke the Blessed Virgin. Hakim will also perform on the organ, playing the Sinfonia sacra by Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937). For many years Widor was the organist at Paris’s Church of Saint-Sulpice with its gigantic Cavaillé-Coll organ, which he turned into a virtuoso showcase with all its sophistications. In Cortège et litanie of 1921, Marcel Dupré (1886–1971) combines a Gregorian melody and a repetitive motif, superimposing them in a monumental escalation of sound.
Friday, 2 July 2021, 8:00 pm
Aldo Clementi (1925–2011) was a pupil of Petrassi and Stockhausen. In his Halleluja of 1982 a venerable Gregorian chant shines through a dense avant-garde compositional fabric. Alfredo Casella (1883–1947), in his Tre canti sacri of 1942, set verses of hope from the Old Testament after turning to religion and sacred music following a severe illness. Luciano Berio (1925–2003) said of his Requies of 1984 that “the melody constantly but brokenly develops throughout repeats and digressions and around a central point, at once mobile and distant, possibly indecipherable to the listening ear”. The five-movement E fu sera, e fu mattina (1997) by the Genoese composer Massimo Lauricella (born 1961) outlines the story of the Creation with evocative orchestral sounds. The Quattro inni sacri of 1942 is a magnum opus by Goffredo Petrassi (1904–2003).
Prices: 25 / 34 € (depending on the category).
|Single ticket||Euro 34,–||(row 1-10)||Euro 25,–||(from row 11 onwards)|
|Euro 75,–||(row 1-10)||Euro 55,–||(from row 11 onwards)|
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