Saturday 16 June 2018

7.30 pm
Trinity Methodist Church
Cottingham Road, Hull HU5 2EJ
(at the corner of Newland Avenue)

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The interior of the Oratory of the Most Holy Crucifix or, in Italian, the Oratorio del Santissimo Crocifisso, Rome. In this building in the 17th century Carissimi presented his oratorios, a new musical form which acquired its name from the building. The best known of Carissimi's oratorios was Jephte.

Italian and English Baroque

Purcell O sing unto the Lord a new song;
Monteverdi Beatus Vir
  Adoramus te
  Cantate Domino
  Gloria a 7
Carissimi Jephte
Gibbons Cries of London

This concert of music from the 17th century will include music by Carissimi, Monteverdi, Purcell and Gibbons, including Carissimi’s miniature oratorio Jephte, composed a hundred years before Handel’s work on the same theme. Carissimi is known as the father of the oratorio, and his short works have features which resemble some of the features of Monteverdi’s style.

The programme will also include motets by Monteverdi and music by Purcell, as well as Orlando Gibbons' Cries of London, where street sellers in 17th century London are heard calling out their wares in a delightful cacophony of sound throughout the day, until dusk, when finally they all come together to wish each other good night in perfect five-part harmony.