Saturday, February 27, 2016
Central Lutheran Church
18th & Potter, Eugene, OR
Tickets are available at the door.
Suggested donation: $15, $10 for students.
In the 14th century, after many years of writing individual mass movements, composers began setting the Mass as a sort of unified cycle. Masses were the monumental musical edifices of the Renaissance, a role taken on by the symphony in a later era. The elaborate part music of the Ordinary (Kyrie, Gloria, etc). was in stark contrast to the Proper, which changed every day and was sung in Gregorian chant.
In FRANKENMASS, Vox Resonat recreates this musical architecture, but with a twist: The Ordinary is stitched together from some of the greatest masses by Morales, Palestrina, Byrd, Lassus, Machaut and Ciconia; the Proper is a selection of the most moving chants for the penitential season of Lent. Spectacular settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah by Brumel and Rebelo round out the program.