FLAGSHIP CHORAL WORKSHOP
SATURDAY 11TH MAY 2024
St Mary's Church, Battersea Church Road, London SW11 3NA
10:30-17:00 (Registration from 10:00)
Scott Inglis-Kidger Director
Ghislaine Morgan Associate Musical Director
Giovanni Gabrieli (c1554-1612)
Jubilate Deo a8
Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
Pater Noster a8
Giovanni Croce (1557-1609)
Regina Caeli a8
Claudio Merulo (1533-1604)
In tribulatione mea a8
Led by luminaries like Giovanni Gabrieli, the Polychoral style epitomised the grandeur of Venetian sacred music, with its separated choirs (cori spezzati) and radiant harmonies. Gabrieli's Jubilate Deo is a joyful rendering of the text featuring cascading melodies, syncopation and call and response figures. Hassler, who was the first composer to bring the Venetian style across the Alps, brings a sense of reflection with his setting of the Lord's Prayer. Similarly, Claudio Merulo – most notable for his keyboard music – moves away from cori spezzati in favour of a more densely polyphonic setting of "In my trouble I will call upon the Lord". Croce's Regina Caeli presents us with perhaps the most exuberant use of split choirs, notably in the joyful compound 'Alleluias'.
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