Blackdowns Early Music Projects

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Monday, 28 August 2017
Exeter Cathedral

The music of Rosenmüller and Schelle with The Monteverdi String Band, The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble and others. Lesser known, but nonetheless spectacular, choral music from 17th and 18th centuries.

GRAND BAROQUE lll features the choral music of Johann Rosenmüller and Johann Schelle, both well known in C17th Leipzig as highly accomplished musicians and composers. Their names were well known across Europe, better even than one of Schelle’s successors as Kantor in Leipzig’s famous Thomaskirche, one J S Bach. While the music of JSB now dominates much of the baroque repertoire, that of Rosenmüller & Schelle is equally inventive and thrilling.

Rosenmüller – Magnificat
Schelle – Lobe den Herrn
Rosenmüller – Dixit Dominus
Schelle – Vom Himmel kam
Supporting works by Zelenka, Kuhnau, Pachelbel, Vierdanck and Rosenmüller
Director : JanJoost van Elburg
The BEMP choir under their principal director JanJoost van Elburg will be working with a veritable ‘who’s who’ of internationally renowned early music specialists, including the Monteverdi String Band, the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, trumpets, timpani, full bass continuo and eight soloists invited from the country’s top vocal ensembles including the Tallis Scholars, the Sixteen, Gabrieli Consort, Orlando Consort, Tenebrae, Musica Secreta and Stile Antico among others.