Thursday May 4, 2017, 7:30 pm
Chapelle du Grand Séminaire de Montréal
2065, Sherbrooke Street West
Métro Guy-Corcordia / Atwater
Exactly one century before Bach, three great musicians gave Lutheran music its first significant achievement. Born one and two years apart, and bound by friendship, Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672), Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630), and Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654) took up both the subtle imagery of the madrigal and the great Venetian polychoral tradition, adapting them to the German language and to the expressive ideals of the Baroque. The suppleness of their counterpoint, the density of their writing technique, the freedom and splendour of their vocal and instrumental blend, and the eloquence of their melodic material would set the starting point for three centuries of German music.
Choir, violins, cornets, and sackbuts
Andrew McAnerney, chef