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Abendmusik: Over the Alps

Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 5:00 pm

10.00 – 25.00

St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church

[Please note the change of date from that advertised in our season brochure]

Music for Galway & Galway 2020 present this concert
In association with the Galway Early Music Festival

Resurgam | English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble | Mark Duley director

SEAN DOHERTY Hail! Gladdening Light (world premiere)


In his lifetime, Rosenmüller was considered one of Europe’s greatest and most well-travelled musicians, and a key figure in bringing Italian musical ideas to Germany. Thus his music looks both ways across the Alps: grandiloquent Venetian splendour meeting Teutonic contrapuntal discipline.

Resurgam brings the colourful and virtuosic beauty of his concerted vocal music to Ireland for the first time, with a collation of Latin psalm-concerti, each a mini-cantata. The splendidly sonorous C minor Magnificat in eight parts caps a Vespers setting in the grand Venetian style.

Sean Doherty’s new work, setting an ancient Vesper hymn, forms a contrast in the centre of the programme.


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