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Honour to Czech patrons

A. Michna, V. Pelikán, A. Mentzel etc.

This programme begins with the Christian greeting composition “Laudetur Jesus Christus” by Bohuslav Matěj Černohorský, Czech baroque composer.  Above all, however, we focus on the sacred works of early and high Baroque, which were composed to honour Czech patrons.  In addition to the magnificent St. Wenceslas Mass Missa Sancti Wenceslai by Adam Michna we join Missa Sancti Adalberti, whose author is the Piarist priest Vojtěch (Adalbert) Pelikán, or Litany to the Czech patrons by Antonín Celestin Mentzel.

Cast: 12 singers, 2 trumpets, 3 violins, 2 violas, cello, double bass, harpsichord/organ,

Programme duration: 80 minutes

 

All year sacred music

Reichenauer rediscovered

Antonín Reichenauer (1695/96-1730)

Reichenauer is undoubtedly one of the most prominent personalities of Czech Baroque music, but it has only attracted more attention in recent decades. He worked in Prague’s Malá Strana with Count Václav Morzin as a domestic composer. He wrote instrumental music for the needs of the Morzin noble band (orchestral overtures, instrumental concerts, chamber compositions); His instrumental concerts has their modern premieres in recent years. In cooperation with the Baroque Orchestra of Musica Florea under the leadership of Marek Štryncl we are now bringing a world premiere of some of Reichenauer’s sacred compositions – his offertories, Litany to the holy name of Jesus or Requiem.

Cast: 12 singers, 2 horns, 6 violins, violoncello, double bass, bassoon, organ positiv, conductor

Programme duration: 70 min

All year sacred music