TERRA FELIX / SACRED MUSIC OF THE TIME OF VASES

16 September, Wednesday
Hour 20:00
St. John's Archcathedral, 8 Świętojańska St, Warsaw

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EVENT AS PART OF THE FESTIVAL IN TEMPORE REGUM – Music of the Time of Kings

 

Music life flourished in the Commonwealth during the reign of the Vasa dynasty. Italian virtuosi and composers, brought in to royal ensembles, significantly improved the quality of music performed both during secular celebrations, as well as religious ones. It is possible that the nonpareil Mikołaj Zieleński, kapellmeister of primate Wojciech Baranowski, had thus the opportunity to get acquainted with the works of Italian masters without leaving Poland. The artists directly related to the court of Sigismund III Vasa also included the eminent Italian composer of sacred music – Giovanni Francesco Anerio, and a violinist and composer – Adam Jarzębski, who also shaped his music artistry in Italy, among other places.

Having succeeded to the throne, king Vladislav IV appointed Marco Scacchi to the position of maestro di capella, and Bartłomiej Pękiel as the royal vice-kapellmeister and organist. Although Kaspar Förster Junior became famous at the royal court for being an outstanding singer, he also left behind a number of interesting compositions. In fact, the high level of music performed by the ensembles of the Polish Vasas radiated all over Poland. The royal court became the centre of musical education, and the excellent repertoire created in the name of rulers would reach both Polish and foreign courts and monasteries.

 

Marta Dziewanowska-Pachowska

 

THE PROGRAMME

Mikołaj Zieleński – Assumpta est Maria
Mikołaj Zieleński – O gloriosa Domina
Giovanni Francesco Anerio – Pulchra es
Adam Jarzębski – Corona aurea
Adam Jarzębski – Cantate Domino
Marco Scacchi – Vobis datum est
Kaspar Förster – Sonata a 7
Kaspar Förster – Congregantes Philistei (Dialogi Davidis cum Philisteo)
Bartłomiej Pękiel – Missa a 14

 

PERFORMERS

JULITA MIROSŁAWSKAIWONA LUBOWICZ  SOPRANOS
PAWEŁ LIPOWSKI, MIKOŁAJ ZGÓDKA, MACIEJ GRONEK, JAKUB GRABOWSKI  TENORS
PIOTR KĘDZIORA, GRZEGORZ ŻOŁYNIAK  BARITONES
PIOTR CHWEDOROWICZ, KRZYSZTOF ŁAZICKI BASSES

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