Sacred Music for a Sacred Space 2013 Program Notes

Except for a couple of years at the Dresden Court, Antonio Lotti (c.1647-1740) spent his career in Venice, working his way up from singer to organist to maestro di cappella at St. Mark’s Basilica. Lotti was an innovative composer of almost thirty operas, but in his sacred music he tended to rely on the great traditions of Renaissance polyphony. J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel and Felix Mendelssohn all knew and admired his music. Today he is known almost exclusively for his many settings of the Crucifixus text from the Credo of the mass. Why he wrote so many has remained a mystery but it may have been for insertion into mass settings by other composers.

Categories: 2012-2013 Season and Program Notes.

Sacred Music for a Sacred Space – 2013

Join music broadcaster Rick Phillips and Artistic Director Noel Edison for a walk through the repertoire for the Good Friday Sacred Music concert, listening to musical excerpts and exploring the history of some of the works. Learn about the legend surrounding Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelli and the story of the new commission from Canadian composer Timothy Corlis.

Categories: 2012-2013 Season and Podcasts.