Photo courtesy of Orchestra of New Spain

The Orchestra of New Spain will present the Mozart Solemn Vespers and Courcelle’s Italian Mass.

Solemn Vespers is a hallowed choral composition written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1780. The setting was composed for liturgical use, the title suggesting that the work was intended for vespers, the sunset evening prayer service in Orthodox Roman Catholic, Eastern Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran liturgies. The Solemn Vespers is an expressive liturgical piece that in spite of restrictions by Archbishop Colloredo, manages to include subtle references to opera and counterpoint in its structure of six movements, from exuberance to tranquility to a Magnificat finale.

The Italian Mass is one of 33 mass settings by Francisco Courcelle, who was a prolific composer of some 250 sacred pieces.  He lived from 1705-1778, bridging baroque and classical eras with ingenuity.  While his Italian years are little documented, we do know that this mass was written in 1731, the year in which his first opera was produced in Venice.

The Orchestra of New Spain will present the Mozart Solemn Vespers and Courcelle’s Italian Mass.

Solemn Vespers is a hallowed choral composition written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1780. The setting was composed for liturgical use, the title suggesting that the work was intended for vespers, the sunset evening prayer service in Orthodox Roman Catholic, Eastern Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran liturgies. The Solemn Vespers is an expressive liturgical piece that in spite of restrictions by Archbishop Colloredo, manages to include subtle references to opera and counterpoint in its structure of six movements, from exuberance to tranquility to a Magnificat finale.

The Italian Mass is one of 33 mass settings by Francisco Courcelle, who was a prolific composer of some 250 sacred pieces. He lived from 1705-1778, bridging baroque and classical eras with ingenuity. While his Italian years are little documented, we do know that this mass was written in 1731, the year in which his first opera was produced in Venice.

The Orchestra of New Spain will present the Mozart Solemn Vespers and Courcelle’s Italian Mass.

Solemn Vespers is a hallowed choral composition written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1780. The setting was composed for liturgical use, the title suggesting that the work was intended for vespers, the sunset evening prayer service in Orthodox Roman Catholic, Eastern Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran liturgies. The Solemn Vespers is an expressive liturgical piece that in spite of restrictions by Archbishop Colloredo, manages to include subtle references to opera and counterpoint in its structure of six movements, from exuberance to tranquility to a Magnificat finale.

The Italian Mass is one of 33 mass settings by Francisco Courcelle, who was a prolific composer of some 250 sacred pieces. He lived from 1705-1778, bridging baroque and classical eras with ingenuity. While his Italian years are little documented, we do know that this mass was written in 1731, the year in which his first opera was produced in Venice.

WHEN

WHERE

Zion Lutheran Church
6121 E. Lovers Ln.
Dallas, TX 75214
http://www.orchestraofnewspain.org/

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$10-$25
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