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Omnes generationes. Quia fecit. Freut euch und jubiliert. Et misericordia. Fecit potentiam. Gloria in excelsis. Deposuit potentes. Sicut locutus est ad patres nostros XI. Sicut erat in principio. Among all the areas of human experience and endeavor, religion has perhaps inspired the greatest works of art. Whether it takes shape in the arabesques and mosaics of the Great Mosque of Damascus or the intricate calligraphy and illuminated details in sacred books, spirituality has motivated countless artists.
In composing music for two of the oldest Christian liturgical texts—the Gloria and the Magnificat—Antonio Vivaldi and Johann Sebastian Bach stepped onto a well-worn path.
While each work bears the unique imprint of its creator, they also share many elements of style and are connected, in their inspiration, to the whole world of sacred art. The Protestant world for which J. Although the theology differed, in terms of ritual and music, Lutheran services hewed closely to Catholic forms.
Bach made free use of operatic styles in the recitatives and arias while also drawing on older expressive techniques, like word painting. While his predecessor as cantor, Johann Kuhnau, did not tolerate theatricality in church music, Bach was willing to use whatever means were available to him. Then, expanding outward from the chorus in the first half and the aria in the second half, each movement mirrors the other, moving apart by the same intervals. The result is a perfectly balanced and coherent structure that magnifies the meaning of the words in musical harmony.
The brightness of the D major choruses that frame the work are a legacy of the Baroque trumpets and timpani used in the orchestration, which could only be played comfortably in a few keys. The extended flourishes in the vocal line, or fioritura , embody the exultation described in the text and also offer a challenge to the soloist. Qui tollis peccata mundi Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris Vicki St.
Pierre, alto Quoniam tu solus sanctus Cum Sancto Spiritu.
It was an orphanage for the education and care of girls, and it emphasized training in music. Thanks to him, the music program at this institution became exceptionally successful. His concertos especially showcased the abilities of his students. His orchestra seems to have consisted of twenty to twenty-five stringed instruments with a harpsichord or organ playing the basso continuo.
The festive Concerto in D major RV survives as a concerto for two trumpets or two oboes, and in the version for one trumpet and one oboe on this programme.
It is estimated that Vivaldi wrote between three and five hundred concertos. Remarkably, he was also a prolific composer of vocal music. Six are choral numbers nos. Each number is different in terms of its mood, key, tempo, or texture. This sacred vocal work, composed around , consists of twelve musical numbers, four of which require soloists nos. How, one may ask, were the lower parts traditionally sung by men performed at this institution? Nonetheless, Antonio Vivaldi conquered modern audiences, becoming one of the most performed and recorded composers in history.
Click here to download the texts and translations for this concert. It is part of an ongoing collaboration that has combined the resources of several Cascadian producing and presenting organizations to realize unique projects of larger-scale Baroque and Classical Masterworks on period instruments.