— Early Music Concert Series —
English renaissance madrigals and carols in untraditional arrangements.
Sunday 16 December 2018 16:00 — Institute of Archaeology, Mikulčice 736, 696 19 Mikulčice-Valy, Czech Republic.
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|Th 06.12.2018 19:00||Bučovice château, 685 01 Bučovice|
|Tu 11.12.2018 13:00||Children’s Hospital, 613 00 Brno|
|Sa 15.12.2018 17:00||Church of the Assumption, 500 03 Hradec Králové|
|Su 06.01.2019 18:30||Museum of Applied Arts, 602 00 Brno|
|Henry VIII (1491 – 1547)||Pastime with good company|
|Anonymus (17th c.) ✧||While by my sheep I watched|
|Anonymus ✧||Wassail Song|
|John Dowland (1563 – 1626)||Flow, my tears|
|John Dowland (1563 – 1626)||Now, o now I needs must part|
|Francis Pilkington (ca. 1565 – 1638)||Rest, sweet nymphs, let golden sleep|
|Anonymus (16th c.)||Sweet was the song the Virgin sang|
|Thomas Morley (ca. 1558 – 1602)||Sing we and chant it|
|Adrian Willaert (ca. 1490 – 1562)||Vecchie letrose, non valete niente|
|Thomas Crecquillon (ca. 1505 – 1557)||Ung gay bergier priait une bergiere|
|Claudin de Sermisy (ca. 1490 – 1562)||Au pres de vous secretement demeure|
|Alfred Shaddick Burt (1920 – 1954) ✧||Jesu parvule, on Thy couch of hay (1948)|
|Alfred Shaddick Burt (1920 – 1954) ✧||Bright, bright the holly berries (1950)|
|Harvey Bartlett Gaul (1881 – 1945) ✧||Carol of the Russian children|
|Josquin des Prez (ca. 1450 – 1521)||Mille regretz de vous abandonner|
|Anonymus (16th c.)||La morte de la ragione|
|Anonymus (16th c.)||Que je chatouille ta fossette|
|Alfred Shaddick Burt (1920 – 1954) ✧|
Text: Wihla Hutson (1901 – 2002)
|Caroling, caroling (1954)|
|Lowell Mason (1792 – 1892) ✧|
Text: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748)
|Joy to the World|
✧ Arrangement: Gene Puerling (1929 – 2008)
The vocal ensemble OctOpus Vocalis was created in 2013 in Brno. Most of its members met for the first time in the Kantiléna children’s choir led by Ivan Sedláček. Since then, they have collaborated on many projects, be it in larger musical ensembles, chamber ensembles or as soloists. The idea to establish a chamber choir arose primarily from the desire to interpret interesting compositions from the national and international repertoire, together with the wish to experiment with compositions that were originally larger cast, yet in solo performances acquire some new dimensions and contexts.
OctOpus Vocalis performs regularly in their own concerts as well as in music festivals and is invited to cooperate with other musical ensembles (Ensemble Versus, Brno Contemporary Orchestra, SYxtet, Plaisirs de Musique, etc.). The ensemble also wants to continue bringing audiences to premieres in a similarly stimulating way as at the Brno Easter Festival of Spiritual Music in 2014 (Czech premiere of the Responsoria Tenebrae by the Polish composer Paweł Łukaszewski) or in the BCO – Brno Contemporary Orchestra 2016 subscription cycle (Mario Buzzi: Missa Brunensis). However, the ensemble deals traditionally with the music of the 20th century (currently the madrigals of Bohuslav Martinů and works by Jan Novák) and with Renaissance and Baroque music (in cooperation with ensemble Plaisirs de Musique).
The concert enjoys the auspices of the Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic, PhDr. Ilja Šmíd and the Governor of the South Moravian Region JUDr. Bohumil Šimek.