The unfamiliar acquainted by Seicento

Baroque Ensemble celebrates it 10th anniversary on the weekend

By Peter Alexander April 21 at 1:30 pm.

Boulder’s Seicento Baroque Ensemble celebrates its tenth anniversary this weekend (April 22–24) performing a bit that’s each acquainted—and never.

The piece is the Magnificat by J.S. Bach, which because the Magnificat in D is likely one of the most celebrated works of the Baroque grasp. However they won’t carry out that Magnificat, however a lesser recognized, earlier model in E-flat that has a lot of the identical music, with fascinating twists.

Inventive director Amanda Balestrieri with Seicento. Picture courtesy of Seicento.

Finishing this system, titled “Magnificent Magnificats,” are two different settings of the identical sacred Christian textual content, often known as the Canticle of Mary. One is nameless, though beforehand attributed to the German composer Dietrich Buxtehude, and the opposite is by the 17th-century French composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Performances shall be Friday by Sunday in Longmont, Arvada and Boulder.

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Magnificent Magnificats
Seicento Baroque Ensemble, Amanda Balestrieri, conductor
Choir, soloists and orchestra

  • Nameless (attr. Buxtehude): Magnificat
  • Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Magnificat
  • J.S. Bach: Magnificat (unique model in E-flat)

7 p.m. Friday, April 22
Longmont Museum Stewart Auditorium

7 p.m. Saturday, April 23
Arvada Methodist Church, Arvada

3 p.m. Sunday, April 24
First United Methodist Church, Boulder

6 p.m. Friday, Might 6
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