Vox Nostra with Vlad Smishkewych Sunday 12 November 2017
Vlad in concert with Carlos Nuñez, duet with hurdy-gurdy and gaita, Santiago Cathedral, 22 Nov 2017.
Vlad in concert, singing with Hesperion XXI, Santiago Cathedral, 22 Nov 2017.
Coming up on Vox Nostra on Sunday 22nd April.
Although Vox Nostra is always a varied bag of over a thousand years of music, this Sunday's programme has a distinctive Roman flavour--and we don't mean pasta Carbonara or La Dolce Vita. Giacomo Carissimi, born this week in 1605, set the bar high for the style known as Roman Oratorio, the pinnacle of early Baroque Italian sacred music.
We'll get to hear Carissimi's oratorios and cantatas, selections from his mass (itself based on an earlier secular cantata), and even the Morning Madrigal will be Carissimi's. In between the Roman master's oeuvres will be vocal and instrumental works by Fayrfax, D’Anglebert, Scheibe, Abelard, Durón, and D’India, completing a very international morning of early music on today's programme.