The Musica Poetica Consort
Johann Christoph Demantius St John Passion
Claudio Monteverdi Kyrie (Missa in illo tempore)
Johann Christoph Demantius Und wie Moses in der Wüsten
Claudio Monteverdi Adoramus te, Christe
This beautiful programme of a cappella vocal music showcases two exact contemporaries, the all-but-forgotten Johann Christoph Demantius and the never-to-be-forgotten Claudio Monteverdi who both lived from 1567 to 1643.
Demantius’ music represents a transitional phase in German Lutheran music from the Renaissance to the Early Baroque. His St John Passion is a fascinating example of the German “motet Passion”, and his motet for six voices Und wie Moses in der Wüsten (And like Moses in the desert) nods to the Italianate style which so inspired Tunder.
Join Musica Poetica and six of the UK’s best consort singers for this atmospheric Lenten programme as part of the Tunder World 2017 series.