Gems of the Bohemian Reformation

July 3, 2019, 10:00 pm

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Monument to Jan Hus, Old Town, Prague

Vojtěch Semerád leads the Cappella Mariana Choir and Capella Ornamentata Instrumental Ensemble in sacred and secular works by Italian, Flemish, and Czech composers during the reign of Emperor Rudolph II.

Recorded live in concert November 10, 2017, in Herne’s Kreuzkirche, as part of the Early Music Days Festival held in the German City of Herne.

Thanks to WFMT’s association with the European Broadcasting Union, we are able to offer tonight’s program as a stream from July 4 through August 3. A blue “Listen” button will appear below when the stream is available.


Alessandro Orologio (ca. 1550 – 1633)
Intrada II a 5 from: Intradae, Helmstedt 1597

Luca Marenzio (1553 – 1599)
Dolorosi martir from: 5-part Madrigals, Book 1, Venice, 1580

Kryštof Harant (1564 – 1621)
Kyrie, Gloria from: Mass for 5 voices on “Dolorosi martir”
Qui confidunt in Domino Motet for 6 voices, Jerusalem 1598
Credo from: Mass for 5 voices on “Dolorosi martir”

Carolus Luython (ca. 1556 – 1620)
Fuga suavissima from: New Music in Organ Tablature, Basel 1617

Kryštof Harant
Maria Kron, die Engel schon Motet for 5-part chorus, 1604

Liberale Zanchi (1570 – 1621)
Canzona II a 4 from: Vienna Manuscript, Minorite Convent

Kryštof Harant
Sanctus, Crucifixus trium vocum, Benedictus from: Mass for 5 voices on “Dolorosi martir”

Jan Trojan Turnovský (1550 – 1606)
Všemohoucí stvořiteli (The Almighty Creator) from: Benešov hymnal, 1576

Kryštof Harant
Agnus Dei from: Mass for 5 voices on “Dolorosi martir”

Giovanni Gabrieli (1557 – 1612)
Canzon I for 5 instruments, Venice 1615

Otce buoha nebeského (Heavenly Father) from: Benešov Hymnal, 1576

Jacobus Vaet (1529 – 1567)
Te Deum a 8 from: Eutin Manuscript

Cappella Mariana Choir; Capella Ornamentata Instrumental Ensemble
Vojtěch Semerád, Conductor

Opening & Closing Theme for Baroque&Before: Joan Ambrosio Dalza: Piva, performed by Musica Reservata (Boston Skyline BSD 123)