Heinrich Schütz - Opus Ultimum: Der Schwanengesang

Nov 1 2012 - 8:00pm
Nov 1 2012 - 9:30pm

Location(s)

Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street
New York, NY, 10014
United States
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Performers and/or Faculty: 
Choir of St. Luke in the Fields, under the direction of David Shuler,Sonnambula Viol Consort, Ensemble of Sacbuts and Cornett, Pre-concert lecture:  Dr. Orly Krasner

Choir of St. Luke in the Fields, under the direction of David Shuler,

Sonnambula Viol Consort, Ensemble of Sacbuts and Cornett

Pre-concert lecture:  Dr. Orly Krasner 

Born exactly one century before the late Baroque masters Bach and Handel, Heinrich Schütz was recognized in his epitaph as “saeculi sui Musicus excellentissimus” (the most excellent musician of his time). In the early 1660s, Schütz began to prepare for his own death. He embarked on a setting of all 176 verses of Psalm 119; it was to be his Swansong or Schwanengesang, his final musical meditation on life, death, and life after death.  The work, employing double choir throughout, is a revelation of masterful compositional skill and stunning beauty. The Choir is joined by an ensemble of viols, sacbuts, cornett and organ to present the work with a tapestry of color evoking the splendor of the Baroque period.

Presented By: 
Concerts at St. Luke's
Phone: 
212-414-9419
Pricing
Cost: 
$35 general; $25 students and seniors
Discount to EMA Members: 
No
Contact Person: 
Elissa Weiss
Contact Address: 
Church of St. Luke in the Fields
Address cont.: 
487 Hudson Street
Contact City: 
New York
Contact State/Province: 
NY
Contact Zip/Postal Code: 
10014
Contact Country: 
USA
Contact Phone Number: 
212-414-9419
Contact Email: 
music@stlukeinthefields.org