SCHÜTZ Selig sind die Toten
SCARLATTI Stabat Mater
MONTEVERDI Audi coelum
BACH Komm, Jesu, Komm
SCHÜTZ Musikalische Exquien
Thursday, October 17 • 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 19 • 8:00 pm
Voxman Music Building – Concert Hall
University of Iowa • Iowa City, IA
Sunday, October 20 • 3:00 pm
Christ Church Charlotte • Charlotte, NC
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church • Davidson, NC
Margaret Carpenter Haigh
John Lenti, theorbo
Guy Fishman, cello
Nicolas Haigh, organ
Scott Allen Jarrett conducting
One hundred years earlier, Heinrich Schütz—the towering compositional giant of the 17th century—took up the mantle of the trailblazing Claudio Monteverdi and set the course for the extraordinary music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Our program features two rarely heard masterpieces—Scarlatti's Stabat Mater and Schütz’s Musikalische Exquien. Scarlatti writes for ten virtuoso solo voices in a breathtaking work that captures both the dolor and sorrow of Mary at the foot of the cross, but also demonstrates music’s singular capacity to capture and nourish human emotion.
Heinrich Schütz's Musikalische Exequien might rightly be called the first German Requiem. Its composite texts, drawn from holy scripture, and variety of musical styles earn it a place alongside the Scarlatti as two of the most remarkable architectures in Baroque music.
We pay homage to Schütz’s teacher and compositional forebearer Monteverdi with a movement from his 1610 Vespers. And, of course, we feature Johann Sebastian Bach with his most personal motet, Komm, Jesu, Komm.