Music for Galway & Galway 2020 present
Abendmusik: Over the Alps
in association with Resurgam and Galway Early Music FestivalContent*
Live-streamed 5pm to 6.15pm
This concert can be viewed live at 5pm, after which the recording will be available to watch until 5pm on Thursday 18 February.
Due to the ever-changing circumstances, ticket sales for this event are on hold until further notice.
Resurgam | English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble | Mark Duley director
Johann Rosenmüller (1619-1684), Vespers:
Laudate pueri Dominum
Seán Doherty: Hail! Gladdening Light – New commission, World Premiere
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. Seán Doherty’s new work, setting an ancient Vesper hymn, forms a contrast in the centre of the programme.