»Officium – Music from the Spanish Golden Age«

Responsorium »Emendemus in melius«

FRANCISCO GUERRERO Motet »Usquequo Domine«

Tractus »Deus, Deus meus respice in me«

TOMÁS LUIS DE VICTORIA Motet »Domine, non sum dignus«

Antiphon »Verba mea auribus«

MANUEL CARDOSO Motet »Non mortui«

TOMÁS LUIS DE VICTORIA »Officium defunctorum«

Soloists of the Collegium Vocale Gent

Kristen Witmer Soprano

Barbora Kabátková Mezzo-soprano

Robert Kuizenga Countertenor

Benedict Hymas, Tore Tom Denys Tenor

Jimmy Holliday Bass

Philippe Herreweghe Musical direction

Christopher Columbus' venture into the Americas was to pave the way for Spain's »Golden Age«. As a colonial power, the country enriched itself with the resources of the »new« world and built up power through considerable wealth. The arts also flourished in the 16th century and Spain developed into one of the most important schools of polyphonic church music. A six-member cast of the Collegium Vocale Gent, together with its founder and conductor Philippe Herreweghe, is dedicated to this heyday. The focus is on the funeral music »Officium defunctorum« by Tomás Luis de Victoria.

Image © Eric de Mildt

dates and tickets


14 Jul



Ev. Stadtkirche, Ludwigsburg
Karten 25 ⁄ 35 ⁄ 45 € Festspielgäste in Ausbildung 15 €

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