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Zephyrus Concerts From the 2008-2009 Season

ZEPHYRUS PRESENTS
Christmas Music Old and New

Saturday, December 13, 2008
8:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
500 Park Street
Charlottesville, Virginia

Sunday, December 14, 2008
7:00 p.m.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
7599 Rockfish Gap Turnpike (Rt. 250 West)
Greenwood, Virginia

The program will feature Zephyrus’s trademark performances of Renaissance Christmas motets, both old favorites and new offerings, plus a set of modern pieces including Morten Lauridsen’s O magnum mysterium. Also featured are two movements from Cipriano de Rore’s Missa Praeter rerum seriem based on the Josquin des Prez motet recorded by Zephyrus.

Program

I. The Christmas Story in Renaissance Motets
Vox clamantis in deserto Jacobus Clemens non Papa
O magnum mysterium Adrian Willaert
Quem vidistis pastores Toms Luis de Victoria
Cum natus esset Jesus Orlande de Lassus

II. Christmas Music Today
Lux Aurumque Eric Whitacre
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming Michael Praetorius / Jan Sandstrm
O magnum mysterium Morten Lauridsen

III. Carols from England and Germany
Ave Maria . . . Hail, Blessed Flower 15th-century English
Nowell: Dieu vous garde, beau sire Richard Smert
Angelus ad virginem 14th-century English
Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (2 settings) Johann Hermann Schein
Joseph lieber, Joseph mein Johann Walter
Psallite unigenito Michael Praetorius
Wie schn leuchtet der Morgenstern Johann Sebastian Bach

IV. Praeter rerum seriem
Praeter rerum seriem Josquin des Prez
Missa Praeter rerum seriem
    Kyrie
    Gloria
Cipriano de Rore

Tickets are $15 ($10 for students and seniors), available in advance from the New Dominion Bookstore downtown, Greenberry’s Barracks Road, and Mincer’s at the Corner, and at the door.


ZEPHYRUS PRESENTS
Music of Thomas Tallis

Saturday, February 21, 2009
8:00 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church
214 W. Beverly Street
Staunton,Virginia

Sunday, February 22, 2009
8:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Memorial Church
1700 University Avenue
Charlottesville, Virginia

Included will be pieces from the various styles cultivated by Tallis: large-scale works for the Catholic service (Gaude gloriosa), small English-language works for the newly-established Anglican Church (Hear the Voice and Prayer), metrical Psalmody for the Reformed Church (The Third Tune), and motets in Continental style written during Elizabeth’s reign (Suscipe quso Domine).

Program

Part I: Henry VIII (reigned 1509-1547)
Sancte Deus
Gloria from Missa Salve intemerata

Part II: Edward VI (reigned 1547-1553)
If Ye Love Me
Hear the Voice and Prayer
Blessed Are Those That Be Undefiled

Part III: Mary (reigned 1553-1558)
Gaude gloriosa

Part IV: Elizabeth I (reigned 1558-1603)
Three Psalm Tunes:
    The Third Tune
    The Eighth Tune
    Tallis’ Ordinal
Honor, virtus et potestas
In jejunio et fletu
Miserere nostri
Suscipe quso Domine

Tickets are $15 ($10 for students and seniors), available in advance from the New Dominion Bookstore downtown, Greenberry’s Barracks Road, and Mincer’s at the Corner, and at the door.


ZEPHYRUS PRESENTS
So Sweet Is the Fire
Early Italian Music of Desire and Devotion

Sunday, April 26, 2009
8:00 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church
717 Rugby Road
Charlottesville, Virginia

Zephyrus will present a concert of early Italian music. Much of the program will feature secular music, including works from the 14th century by Francesco Landini and others, early Renaissance frottole, a panoply of 16th- and early 17th-century madrigals by Marenzio, Monteverdi, and others, and settings by Andrea Gabrieli of texts from the Sophocles play, Oedipus the King. Zephyrus will be joined for this performance by special guest Constance Whiteside playing Medieval and Baroque harp.

Program
Venite a laudare Anonymous Lauda
Ecco la primavera  Francesco Landini (d. 1397)
Godi, Firenze Don Paolo da Firenze (d. after 1436)
Ciaramella me dole Antonio Zacara da Teramo (d. after 1413)
Oime el cor (1504) Marchetto Cara (d. 1525)
Cos suav’’l foco  Costanzo Festa (d. 1545)
Il bianco e dolce cigno (Madrigals, Book I, 1539)  Jacques Arcadelt (d. 1568)
Ecce advenit dominator  Costanzo Festa
Vulnerasti cor meum
(Motetti ex Canticis canticorum, 1584)
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
Due rose fresche (Madrigals, Book I, 1566) Andrea Gabrieli (d. 1585)
Leggiadre Ninfe (Madrigals 6, Book V, 1591) Luca Marenzio (1553-1599)
Dolcissima mia vita (1611)   Carlo Gesualdo (d. 1613)
Su, su, pastorelli (Madrigals, Book VIII, 1638) Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Zefiro torna (Madrigals, Book IX, 1651)  Claudio Monteverdi
Folle cor (Breve la vita nostra)  Domenico Mazzocchi (1592-1665)
Le tre Gratie Venere  Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677)
Chorus II from Œdipus Tirannus (1588) Andrea Gabrieli

Tickets are $15 ($10 for students and seniors), available in advance from the New Dominion Bookstore downtown, Greenberry’s Barracks Road, and Mincer’s at the Corner, and at the door.

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