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Musica Sacra Italiana

Palestrina Missa Papae Marcelli & works by Monteverdi, Verdi, Schütz and Rossini, St Andrews Church, Caversham

From renaissance polyphony to the romantics our concert brings
you some of the most beautiful and inspiring church music from Italy.
Together with wonderful pieces by Monteverdi and Palestrina, we have
work by the lesser known Lodovico Viadana, and religious works by
Rossini and Verdi, both better known for their operas. Verdi’s Ave Maria
is an amazing and unexpected piece, written in response to a challenge.
If Schütz comes as a surprise in a concert of Italian music, he studied
under Gabrieli and Monteverdi in Venice, and helped to introduce the
Italian baroque style to Germany.

Please join us for this evening of glorious music.

Monteverdi (1567–1643) Lauda Jerusalem (from the 1610 Vespers)
Cantate Domino
Palestrina (c. 1525–1594) Missa Papae Marcelli
Sicut Servus
Rossini (1792–1868) O Salutaris Hostia
Schütz (1585–1672) Magnificat
Verdi (1813–1901) Ave Maria
Viadana (1560–1627) Exsultate Justi

Saturday 8 February at 7.30 pm
St Andrews Church
Albert Road, Caversham RG4 7PL