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Cinquecento

Dufay. Missa L’homme armé

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Topstuk Dufay

vocal
Thu 26 May 2022 -20.00
Sint-Jacobskerk
introduction by Ignace Bossuyt 19.15
start 20.00

standard rate €22.00 - €37.00

Reduction -26 €11.50 - €19.00

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A folk song becomes a powerful symbol for the church

Gold 2022 opens with the best known work in the Lucca Choirbook: the Missa L’homme armé, by Guillaume Dufay. This most famous of all the polyphonists – who was once attached to Bruges’s Sint-Donaaskerk – took a song from the street and used it as the basis of an ingenious Mass. A great innovation at the time. Unsurprisingly, given its musical leaps and powerful rhythms, L’homme armé was later used by several other composers as a solid and familiar cantus firmus for the Latin Mass. Interwoven into a Mass, the ‘armed man’ could be seen as a symbol for Christ, who was coming to protect the Occident from the advancing Ottomans like a knight in shining armour. Dufay went even further by using the song both ‘straight’ and backwards, to symbolise Christ’s arrival and His departure. In this concert, the five excellent singers of Cinquecento set Dufay's monumental Mass – probably the ‘greatest hit’ of the Renaissance – alongside motets by Isaac (a Mass from whom is also included in the Choirbook) and by Bruges-born composer Arnold von Bruck, who was active in several Habsburg courts.

programme

Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474)
Missa L’homme armé

Heinrich Isaac (ca.1450-1517)
O decus ecclesiae

Arnold von Bruck (ca.1500-1554)
Pater noster

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Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474)
Missa L’homme armé

Heinrich Isaac (ca.1450-1517)
O decus ecclesiae

Arnold von Br...

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performers

Cinquecento: vocal ensemble
Terry Wey: countertenor
Achim Schulz & Tore Tom Denys: tenor
Tim Scott Whiteley: baritone
Ulfried Staber: bass

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Cinquecento: vocal ensemble
Terry Wey: countertenor
Achim Schulz & Tore Tom Denys: tenor
Tim Scott Whiteley: b...

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Thu 26 May 2022 -20.00
Sint-Jacobskerk
introduction by Ignace Bossuyt 19.15
start 20.00

standard rate €22.00 - €37.00

Reduction -26 €11.50 - €19.00

We will inform you via our newsletter (register at the bottom of this page), this website and our social media pages.

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