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Jubilate Chamber Choir – The Baroque Inheritance

Sat 16 March 19:30 - 21:30

Gabrieli  Jubilate Deo
Schütz  Musikalisches Exequien
Schütz  Jauchzet dem Herren
Buxtehude  Cantate Domino
J.S. Bach  Jesu, meine Freude

In 1705, the then-twenty year old J.S. Bach is said to have walked more than 250 miles to watch Dieterich Buxtehude at work in the north German town of Lübeck. This journey, however, might be said to have been started over 150 years earlier, in the elevated choir balconies of St Mark’s, Venice.

Written around 1635, Heinrich Schütz’s Musikalisches Exequien is perhaps his masterpiece. The first requiem setting in German, it has cast a shadow across the centuries, even as far as Johannes Brahms, whose own Ein deutsches Requiem contains rich echoes of Schütz’s opus. Jubilate looks back and forward from this masterwork, tracing its Italianate origins in Giovanni Gabrieli’s works for St Mark’s to its culmination in the towering works of genius by J.S. Bach, over a century later.

Between them, we glimpse the monumental figure of Dietrich Buxtehude, whose musicianship Bach revered above all other contemporaries, and whose works – a bridge between an Italian inheritance and a truly German future – laid the foundation for composers who would change the face of western music. Join Jubilate for a programme spanning virtually the entire length of the Baroque era, featuring music that is at turns beautiful, poignant, vivid, and endlessly surprising.

 

 

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Date and Time

Date:
Sat 16 March
Time:
19:30 - 21:30
Price:
£15/ under 18s and students £10

Venue

SJE Arts
St John the Evangelist church, 109A Iffley Road
Oxford, OX4 1EH

Organiser

Jubilate Chamber Choir
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