Over the Alps
As part of the Soundscapes Abendmusik series
Presented by Galway 2020 and Music for Galway
**LIVE STREAMED IN 2021**
St Nicholas' Collegiate Church
The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble
Mark Duley, director.
Johann Rosenmüller (1619-1684), Vespers:
Laudete pueri Dominium
Seán Doherty, Hail! Gladdening Light - World Première
In his lifetime, Rosenmüller was considered one of Europe's greatest and most well-travelled musicians, and a key figure in bringing Italian musical ideas to Germany. Thus his music looks both ways across the Alps: grandiloquent Venetian splendour meeting Teutonic contrapuntal discipline. Resurgam brings the colourful and virtuosic beauty of his concerted vocal music to Ireland for the first time, with a collation of Latin psalm-concerti, each a mini-cantata. The splendidly sonorous C minor Magnificat in eight parts caps a Vespers setting in the grand Venetian style.
Sean Doherty's new work, setting an ancient Vesper hymn, forms a contrast in the centre of the programme.