Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Ensemble Gombert
Celebrating its 31st year in 2021, Ensemble Gombert is Melbourne’s outstanding chamber choir, noted for its pure intonation and historical approach to choral sound and style.
Named after Nicolas Gombert, the Ensemble specialises in a cappella performance of Franco-Flemish music of the High Renaissance.
About this concert
This year marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Josquin des Prez, of whom Martin Luther said, ‘Josquin is master of the notes, which must do as he wishes; other composers must do as the notes wish.’ Ensemble Gombert commemorates this ‘Prince of Music’, as he was known in the 16th century, performing six of his greatest motets. Of these, it is no exaggeration to say that Praeter rerum seriem must be one of the most original works of all time, while Miserere mei, Deus is regarded by some as the greatest musical creation of the Renaissance – one commentator claimed it was the musical equivalent of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling.
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Josquin des Prez
Præter rerum seriem
Inviolata, integra, et casta es Maria
Regina caeli laetare
Miserere mei, Deus
This production is part of the following series:
Now in its tenth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.
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Wednesday 5 May 2021 6.30pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $40 ($29 Concession)
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