from The Concise Guide to Western Music, Barbara Russano Hanning (Professor of Music, The City College and Graduate Center, CUNY) The Reformation began as a theological dispute that was set in motion by Martin Luther in 1517 and mushroomed into a rebellion against the authority of the Catholic Church and the spiritual leadership of Rome, the center of Western Christianity.
Consortium Carissimi presents Monteverdi’s Vespers May 12, 13, and 14 SAINT PAUL, MN (4/17/17) – Consortium Carissimi, a local group devoted to showcasing the sacred and secular music of the early Roman Baroque, will present Monteverdi’s Vespers May 12th, 13th, and 14th, at several locations in the Twin Cities. Monteverdi’s Vespers is considered A madrigal performance with 10-part choir and
In 1610 Monteverdi published one of his finest works, the Vespers, comprising a Mass, 2 Magnificats, 11 “motets,” and an orchestral sonata. In it he combines solos, ensembles, choral writing for one and two choirs of up to five voices each, orchestral ritornelli (some in six real parts), in addition to a sonata, and obbligati for various instruments. The style