Musical Delicacies

— Early Music Concert Series —

Orlando de Lassus: Missa Amor ecco colei

Concert of Sacred Music from around 1600, the early post-Tridentine period.

Friday 29 January 2016 19:00 — Sacred Heart Church, náměstí Republiky, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic.


Jakob Hassler (1569 – 1622) Ricercar del primo tuono   (Augsburg 1610)
Orlando de Lassus (1532 – 1594) Kyrie   from Missa Amor ecco colei   (Missae posthumae, München 1610)
Orlando de Lassus Gloria   from Missa Amor ecco colei
Giovanni Gabrieli (cca. 1555 – 1612) Canzon seconda   (Canzoni per sonare, Venezia 1608)
Orlando de Lassus Credo   from Missa Amor ecco colei
Giovanni Gabrieli Canzon terza   (Canzoni per sonare, Venezia 1608)
Orlando de Lassus Sanctus   from Missa Amor ecco colei
Costanzo Antegnati (1569 – 1622) Ricercar del primo tuono   (L’Arte organica, Brescia 1608)
William Byrd (cca. 1540 – 1623) Justorum animæ   (Gradualia liber primus, London 1605)
Girolamo Cavazzoni (cca. 1520 – after 1577) Canzone sopra Falt d’argens   (Bologna 1570)
Orlando de Lassus Agnus Dei   from Missa Amor ecco colei
Andrea Gabrieli (cca. 1532 – 1585) Canzona Ariosa   (Il terzo libro de Ricercari, Venezia 1596)
Giovanni Gabrieli (cca. 1555 – 1612) Canzon prima La Spiritata   (Canzoni per sonare, Venezia 1608)
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
        (cca. 1525 – 1594)
Tu es Petrus   (Motettorum liber secundus, Venezia 1572)
Costanzo Antegnati (1569 – 1622) Ricercar del terzo tuono   (L’Arte organica, Brescia 1608)

►►►  Liturgical texts.


  • Helena Mojdlová ¹ — soprano
  • Markéta Bébarová ³ — soprano
  • Radka Kreslíková ¹ — soprano
  • Marie Rosová ³ — soprano
  • Jana Šuplerová ³ — alto
  • Lucie Karafiátová ³ — alto
  • Ondřej Ptáček ³ — tenor
  • Jan Mareček ¹ — tenor
  • Jakub Herzán ³ — tenor
  • Patrik Matyášek ¹ — baritone, artistic leader
  • Václav Kovář ³ — bass
  • Radek Vašina ² — cornett
  • Lumír Škvařil ² — cornett
  • Pavel Novotný ² — trombone
  • Kateřina Stávková ² — viola da gamba
  • Martin Jakubíček — positive organ

¹  Hussowitzer Gesang- und Verschönerungs­verein — vocal ensemble
²  Castello in Aria — instrumental ensemble
³  as guest

Hussowitzer Gesang- und Verschönerungs­verein

The Hussowitzer Gesang- und Verschönerungs­verein is a vocal ensemble that focuses mainly on the music of the 16th and 17th centuries. Its name derives from a part of the city of Brno, the once independent town Husovice that in 1920 was incorporated into the so-called Greater Brno. The beginnings of the Verein, probably founded in 1863, is shrouded in the fog of the history of the 19th century. What is clear is that the Hussowitzer Gesang- und Verschönerungs­verein found a new membership in its current form under the leadership of Patrik Matyášek in 2014. More about the group and its activities can be found here.

Castello in Aria

Castello in Aria is an association of musicians who are engaged in baroque music performed on copies of period instruments. The instrumentalists are playing on cornetto, baroque violin, sackbut, viola da gamba, harpsichord and other instruments. The name of our group is a tribute to the baroque composer Dario Castello (c. 1590 – c. 1658), whose music we like to play. The idiom Castello in Aria means in Italian a castle in the air, similar to what our music is. At the time, what sounds, is very real, and when finished, it melts away and only the memory remains.

Martin Jakubíček

Martin Jakubíček studied harpsichord and composition at the Conservatoire and at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno. Besides solo concerts (harpsichord, organ, fortepiano), Martin Jakubíček acts as artistic director of renowned chamber ensembles; he is founding member of ensembles dealing with period interpretations of Renaissance and Baroque music. He performs with Czech and foreign chamber orchestras, and is a popular accompanist of choirs (Ars Brunensis, Brno Academic Choir, …) and soloists (Kožená, Stivín, Hudeček, …). He appears regularly on Czech radio and television, as well as in other European countries. He participated as performer in dozens of CD recordings, and acts as organist in Brno churches. Not less important are his composing and arranging activities; they cover the areas of ​​traditional (Broln, Hradišťan, …), folk (Tabard, Cimbal classic, …) and classical music (Canticum novum, Fagotti Brunenses, …).

Thank you

The concert takes place with financial support from the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Statutory City of Brno.

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