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Britten Sinfonia Voices / Mass

Mozart

Venite populi

Stravinsky

Fanfare for a New Theater

Mozart

Missa Brevis in F, K192

Stravinsky

Pater noser, Ave verum

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Concert etude for solo horn

Stravinsky

Mass

(c) Ben Ealovega

Summary

The talents of the acclaimed Britten Sinfonia Voices, conducted by Eamonn Dougan, are showcased in a special Easter concert featuring two masses written 170 years apart.  Stravinsky considered function as important as form and composed his Mass, which many consider his finest religious work, for church use, writing “religious music without religion is almost always vulgar.”  The Mass features gorgeous harmonic colours, animating the text of the Roman Catholic liturgy with voice, wind and brass.

In the run-up to writing his own Mass, Stravinsky stumbled across a handful of Mozart’s masses in a Los Angeles bookshop; Britten Sinfonia’s Easter celebration is completed by Mozart’s beautiful Missa Brevis.

2018
Mar
28
7:30PM
London 
Milton Court, London

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