La Flor de España (The Flower of Spain)

Mar 9 2013 - 8:00pm


The Church of St. Ignatius of Antioch
552 West End Avenue
New York, NY, 10024
United States
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John Bradley - Conductor

Pre-concert lecture 7 PM  Dr. Antoni Pizà

Polyhymnia, one of New York’s leading early music choirs, presents the music of  Francisco Guerrero. Guerrero, the quintessential Spanish Renaissance composer musically embodies the essence of Iberian spirituality with his dark-hued elegantly wrought polyphony. He wrote only one mass for six voices, the sensuous Missa Surge propera. The sixteen singer ensemble will perform this magnificent mass ordinary in a liturgical reconstruction with Gregorian chant from a medieval Spanish Graduale book, rediscovering a glorious musical and liturgical tradition as it might have been heard within the walls of Seville’s splendid cathedral. Along with the motet and the propers for the Feast of the Annunciation, the choir will perform three of Guerrero’s superb motets Tota pulchra est for six voices, and Ave Maria, and Regina Caeli for eight voices.


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$25 General Admission, & $15 Students & Seniors
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$5 off
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