Mar. 31, 2022 – In the Shadow of the Cross

Mar. 31, 2022 – In the Shadow of the Cross

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March 31, 2022 - 8 PM (lecture at 7 PM)
Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street, NY NY 10014

In the Shadow of the Cross

Dieterich Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri

Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater

Choir of St. Luke in the Fields

with Baroque in the Fields

This concert presents two of the Baroque era’s towering masterpieces for the Easter season. Buxtehude’s most expansive work, Membra Jesu Nostri, is a cycle of seven cantatas forming a meditation on the Passion. The work, dating from 1680, is a tour de force assimilating all of Buxtehude’s vocal compositional styles including concerto-motets, chorale settings, varied strophic arias, as well as vocal concertos employing all the textural and tonal developments of the late seventeenth century. Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater is written for ten distinct soloists who work together to create remarkable shifting sets of changing and contrasting sonorities, textures and effects.

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