On 1 October, Het Retorisch Kwartet will perform a selection of sacred and secular works by Adrian Willaert and Jacob Clemens non Papa. On 2 October, Het Retorisch Kwartet will perform the same programme at a private concert.
Adriaen Willaert (1490 - 1562) has returned to the spotlight since last Utrecht Early Music Festival. This is indeed a return, as Willaert enjoyed great fame in his own time. He was a master at combining complex compositional techniques with clarity and affect, setting text to music. This was new in his time.
The works of Clemens non Papa (1510 - 1555/56) also illustrate this trend, even more expressively. Clemens was an exceptional figure, famous for his music, but also notorious for his lifestyle. He owes his nickname to the latter: indeed, he was ‘not the Pope’.
With both sacred and secular music by Willaert and Clemens, Het Retorisch Kwartet will perform music that aims for zest, for warm expression, and for a rich life. There is humanism in this music.
- 20:00 Saturday, 1 October 2016, Lutherse Kerk, Oude Gracht 185-187, 1811CD Alkmaar
- Entrance: €12.50, advance sales €10 via firstname.lastname@example.org
- Un giorno mi prego - Adrian Willaert (c. 1490 – 1562)
- O bene mio - Willaert
- Madonna io non lo so perche lo fai - Willaert
- Vecchie letrose - Willaert
- Dulces exuviae - Willaert
- Mirabile mysterium - Willaert
- O magnum mysterium - Willaert
- Missa Christus Resurgens - Kyrie - Willaert
- Pour une, las, j’endure - Clemens
- Au joly boquet croist la violette - Clemens
- Crux fidelis - Clemens non Papa (c. 1510 – c. 1555)
- Missa pro defunctis - Clemens