Passions & Lamentations

Cappella Amsterdam conducted by Daniel Reuss

A programme full of emotions. With subtle harmonic colouration and discolouration the compositions by De Wert, Gesualdo and Rihm texts from the Good Week will sound. Together with the reprise of Lamentation by American David Lang – world première on 24 November 2016 in Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ by Cappella Amsterdam – this is a concert in which even the music by renaissance masters Gesualdo and De Wert will sound modern.

‘Sing this music as if it is ancient music’, Rihm advised the singers for whm he wrote his 7 Passions-Texte, ‘and it will be clear that it absolutely no ancient music’. In this occasion we will perform the choral version of this touching piece. 

David Lang
Lamentation

Carlo Gesualdo
from Responsorien Feria sexta

Omnes amici mei | Vinea mea electa | Tenebrae factae sunt

Wolfgang Rihm
from 7 Passions-Texte

Tristis est anima mea | Velum templi scissum est | Tenebrae factae sunt | Caligaverunt oculi mei Aestimatus sum

Giaches de Wert
Amen amen dico vobis | Vox in rama audita est | Adesto dolori meo

This project is made possible through funding by De Société Gavigniès and the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. The Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds does this from Designated Funds: Fonds Henri Fock, the Korinthiërs Fonds, the Ans Otten-Nypels Fonds, the Fonds de Visser-Geerling, the Fonds Monnier Goudzwaard en the Dessauvagie/Sauer Fonds.

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