Passages: German Ritual Music 1600-1800

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Catalog: RIC443

InAlto; Buffière, Geoffroy; Foccroulle, Alice; Uvyn, Bart; Colson, Lambert; Geyter, Griet de

Ceremonies, both festive and solemn, lie at the heart of all the works in this program devoted to German music of the 17th century, beginning with music by Heinrich Schütz and ending with Johann Sebastian Bach. These occasional works make frequent use of brass instruments, whose sound is both the foundation and the identity of the InAlto ensemble. This 17th century tradition is reflected in Beethoven’s Aequales for trombone quartet; these are presented here together with their sung texts. InAlto aims to explore both vocal and instrumental music, bringing them to a sort of dialogue.

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