The Voices and Viols of Musica Poetica

On Thursday 25 May the Voices and Viols of Musica Poetica take us on a journey through the richer textures of Franz Tunder’s writing for five voices and five instruments.

The next free lunchtime concert at St Sepulchre-without-Newgate in the heart of the city of London sees the Tunder World season reach its apex with some of Franz Tunder’s greatest choral works.Programme

THE VOICES AND VIOLS OF MUSICA POETICA

Thursday 25 May at 1.10pm
St Sepulchre-without-Newgate

Franz Tunder Dominus illuminatio mea
Franz Tunder Nisi Dominus aedificaverit
Franz Tunder Streuet mit Palmem

A highlight of this concert is the exquisite psalm setting, Dominus illuminatio mea (The Lord is my Light). Musica Poetica’s Chris Webb says:

‘This really is a great piece, full of colour and creative word-setting – a fascinating fusion of Italian and German styles.’

The other works by Tunder in this programme explore the richer textures of Tunder’s writing for five voices and five instruments, an ensemble which gave him a huge palate by which to explore a range of dramatic Biblical texts.

Franz Tunder

Franz Tunder

German composer and organist Franz Tunder (1614 – November 5, 1667) was an important link between the early German Baroque style which was based on Venetian models, and the later Baroque style which culminated in the music of JS Bach.

Tunder was also formative in the development of the  Choral Cantata and one of his initiatives was to develop the Abendmusiken series of free concerts at the Marienkirche in Lübeck.

Originally formed as a quartet at the Royal Academy of Music in 2010, Musica Poetica has given concerts in settings ranging from Cadogan Hall to Upstairs at the Gatehouse, and appeared at the Brighton Early Music Festival under the 2012-13 Early Music Live! scheme.

Join The Voices and Viols of Musica Poetica on 25 May at St Sepulchre-without-Newgate for INTO THE LIGHT.

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