Heron > Concerts > History > April 26, 2008

Music from the era of El Greco
and Velázquez

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 8:00 pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

A spectacular program of Spanish Renaissance music, featuring Blue Heron’s singers, the cornetts, shawms, and trombones of the Boston Shawm & Sackbut Ensemble, strings, organ, and harp—more than two dozen musicians in all.

Free pre-concert talk at 7:15 pm by Dr. Douglas Kirk, McGill University
sponsored by the Cambridge Society for Early Music

Presented with support from the Spanish Government (Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and United States Universities.)

MFA logoThis concert is being presented in conjunction with the exhibition El Greco to Velázquez: Art during the Reign of Philip III, at the Museum of Fine Arts from April 20 to July 27, 2008. For additional information about the exhibition, visit mfa.org.

PROGRAM
Guerrero & Navarro: Vexilla regis
Guerrero: Surge propera amica mea
Vivanco: Veni dilecte mi, Magnificat quarti toni, Christus factus est pro nobis
Ruimonte: Sancta Maria, succurre miseris
Díaz Besón: Burlose la niña
Blas de Castro: Ya no les pienso pedir
Gombert: Mon seul a 7
Cabezón: Canción glosada “Ultimi mei suspiri”
Lobo: Maria Magdalene et altera Maria, Missa Maria Magdalene / Gloria
Victoria: Victimæ paschali laudes
Anonymous instrumental works from Lerma, DK 1 & DK 2

PERFORMERS
Michael Barrett
Glenn Billingsley
NoŽl Bisson
Lydia Brotherton
Allen Combs
Paul Guttry
Jason McStoots
David McSweeney
Martin Near
Mark Sprinkle
Daniela Tošić
Darrick Yee
Boston Shawm & Sackbut Ensemble
Blue Heron Violin Band
Tom Zajac

 

The Adoration of the Name, by El Greco

image: The Adoration of the Name, El Greco
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