Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal - Cantatas by Buxtehude
Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Music
Written for Holy Week, the cycle Membra Jesu Nostri, which Dietrich Buxtehude composed in Lübeck in 1680, consists of seven short cantatas written on spiritual poems attributed to Bernard of Clairvaux, with each one serving as a meditation on the wounds on the different parts of Christ’s crucified body, from the feet to the head. Written for devotional purposes, this work is a masterpiece of Lutheran music: the voices, violins, and violas da gamba come together in a variety of ways and with an expressive intensity that are altogether unique.
PROGRAMME The sevencantatas of Buxtehue’sMembra Jesu nostri (BuxWV75) by Dietrich Buxtehude (1680)
Tribute to Réjean Poirier Tarquinio Merula – Sonata Cromatica per organo
MUSICIANS Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal Andrew McAnerney, direction
The SMAM and Bourgie Hall wish to dedicate this concert to the memory of Réjean Poirier, co-founder of the SMAM.
Presented by Bougie Hall in collaboration with the SMAM