Savor a rare performance of Buxtehude’s Baroque masterpiece, Membra Jesu Nostri, paired with three contemporary responses by lauded New York composers.
Saturday, March 18, 2018
Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral
- Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri
- Caroline Shaw's To the Hands
- Gregory Spears's "Agnus Dei," from Requiem
Zachary Wadsworth, world premiere
Amor Artis and a Baroque string ensemble will perform cantatas from Membra Jesu Nostri, a 17th-century setting of reflective medieval poetry. In between the cantatas, you can hear modern-day responses to this work: Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw’s To The Hands, which highlights the theme of refuge in Buxtehude’s third cantata with an innovative original libretto and Shaw’s one-of-a-kind musical language; a world premiere of a piece commissioned for this concert by Zachary Wadsworth; and a new arrangement of the Agnus Dei from Gregory Spears’s Requiem.
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