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Obrecht. Missa de Sancto Donatiano

The Tallis Scholars

vocal
Thu 10 May 2018 20.00
introduction by Ignace Bossuyt 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.00

Part of Gold festivalpas and Abo Topstuk 17-18

Live streaming of this concert on May 10 (20.00) on this website!

7 a.m., 14 October, 1487: with the church bells still ringing, Jacob Obrecht’s Missa de Sancto Donatiano is sung for the very first time, at the tomb of Donaas de Moor in Bruges’s Sint-Jakobskerk. More than five centuries later, it is still an astonishing masterpiece. With references to his name saint (Donatian), Bruges’s musical traditions and Donaas’s charity towards the city’s poor, the composer very precisely commemorates the life of the deceased. As he also did in his Missa de Sancto Martino, sung by Psallentes on Friday, Obrecht transforms local ingredients into the most universal music. For the opening of this first edition of the festival, The Tallis Scholars perform the Missa de Sancto Donatiano in the place it was first heard . Conductor Peter Phillips sets Obrecht alongside his English contemporaries Browne and Fayrfax – cross-channel commercial contacts were very close - and a wonderful Magnificat, one of the last works by South Fleming Nicolas Gombert.

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programme

Jacob Obrecht (1457/8-1505)
Missa de Sancto Donatiano

John Browne (active ca.1490-1505)
Stabat iuxta

Robert Fayrfax (1464-1521)
Maria plena virtute

Nicolas Gombert (ca.1495-ca.1560)
Magnificat quarti toni

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Jacob Obrecht (1457/8-1505)
Missa de Sancto Donatiano

John Browne (active ca.1490-1505)
Stabat iuxta

Robert...

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performers

The Tallis Scholars: vocal ensemble
Peter Phillips: conductor

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Thu 10 May 2018 20.00
introduction by Ignace Bossuyt 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.00

Part of Gold festivalpas and Abo Topstuk 17-18

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