Early Music Vancouver

Festive Cantatas: A Monteverdi Christmas Vespers

Sun December 23 2018 3pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall

Presented by Early Music Vancouver

David Fallis, Music Director

With violins, cornetti, sackbuts, theorbos, keyboards, and voices, EMV’s Christmas presentation this season recreates the lavish celebration of Christmas Vespers from the Church of San Marco in 17th-century Venice, with music by the incomparable Claudio Monteverdi!

Featuring works from his 1641 collection of sacred music, the concert will resound with the glorious sounds of a Christmas celebration you won’t soon forget. Gloria in excelsis!

Christmas Vespers
by Claudio Monteverdi

I Versicle: Deus in adiutorium
Respond: Domine ad adiuvandum me festina (Alessandro Grandi)

II Antiphon: Rex pacificus
Psalm 109: Dixit Dominum
Motet: Laudate Dominum in sanctis eius

III Antiphon: Magnificatus est
Psalm 110: Confitebor tibi
Motet: O bone Jesu

IV Antiphon: Completi sunt
Psalm 111: Beatus vir
Motet: Cantate Domino

V Antiphon: Scitote quia prope est regnum Dei
Psalm: 112: Laudate pueri


Motet: Salve Regina
Sonata prima a 4 (G. B. Buonamente)

VI Antiphon: Levate capita vestra
Psalm 116: Laudate dominum omnes gentes
Motet: Canzonetta spirituale sopra la nanna (Tarquinio Merula)

VII Hymn: Jesu redemptor omnium

VIII Antiphon: Cum ortus fuerit
Magnificat à 8

Sun December 23 2018 3pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall