Surrexit Pastor Bonus — motets of Hope and Resurrection
Surrexit pastor bonus — motets of hope and resurrection
by L’Héritier, Victoria and others
An online talk for Thames Valley Early Music Forum
Thursday 4 March 2021 at 7.30pm on Zoom
Advance booking essential, via this link: click here.
Minimum admission price £5, plus optional donation.
After a dark and difficult winter, we are thirsting for brighter times. So, although this talk falls during the penitential season of Lent, our theme is resurrection. With a focus is on polyphonic settings of the text for Easter Day, Surrexit pastor bonus (‘The good shepherd is risen’), we will explore sublime pieces by Jean L’Héritier, Victoria and other high Renaissance masters.
While Victoria’s Surrexit shimmers with joy, L’Héritier’s setting casts a spell of awestruck wonder and mystery. In this talk, David leads us through a lively mixture of historical context, musical analysis and practical interpretation, helping us to explore this beautiful music from multiple angles, and in ways not usually possible at a regular choral workshop.