Latitude 37 – Meditations

Latitude 37

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Latitude 37


Latitude 37 transforms Baroque music to vivid 21st century life.

Listen to sublime contemplative music from the 17th century and beyond as Latitude 37 transforms the Primrose Potter Salon into a specially curated meditative musical experience. Immerse yourself in the earthy timbres of the baroque violin, velvety viola da gamba and organ that weave a tranquil and transfixing spell in this celebration of all that is slow and beautiful. Their critically acclaimed performances have been defined by a keen sense of historical style and virtuosity, creative flair, and a warm rapport with audiences.

About the concert

This program will take you from intricate ornamentations over slowly shifting harmonies by Rognoni, Bassano, and Selma y Salaverde, to works of transcendent loveliness by Cavalli and Erlebach. Nico Muhly’s ‘Slow Twitchy Organs’ brings these special baroque instruments into the 21st century, alongside a calmly contemplative work specially commissioned for Latitude 37 by Australian composer and pianist, Luke Howard.

Praise for Latitude 37

‘Here, at last, is an Australian baroque group that can confidently mix it with the world’s best.’
The Australian

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Laura Vaughan viola da gamba
Julia Fredersdorff baroque violin
Donald Nicolson harpsichord and organ


Nico Muhly
Slow Twitchy Organs

Bartolomé de Selma y Salaverde
Canzona a 2

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina arr. Bassano
Tota pulchra es

Luke Howard
The Things That Bind Us

Thomas Preston
Uppon la mi re

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina arr. Taeggio
Io son ferito ahi lasso

Cipriano de Rore arr. Bassano
Ancor che col partire

Francesco Cavalli
Canzona à 3

Maurizio Cazzati


This production is part of the following series: