To the sound of the harmonious spheres

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The concert opens with an ancient song, Oh Roma Nobilis, which pilgrims intoned on arriving in Rome after a very long journey, to sing of its marvelous beauty in an ancestral thanksgiving to the greatness of the cosmos.

This alternation of solo singing and polyphony, of individual and collective have given way to sound and thought for many centuries.

The song of one then becomes the song of many, and the program continues with the polyphonies of Gaspar Van Weerbeke, Giuliano Buonaugurio, Girolamo Frescobaldi e Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, which with equal importance to each voice represent to us a just universe, without overpowering and in which everything contributes to life and harmony.

The last part of the concert is entrusted to the poetry of Marchetto Cara, Andrea Antico, Bartholomew Tromboncino e John Jerome Kapsberger, which runs through sumptuous palaces with great fireplaces and frescoed vaults: here man sings and tells his story, representing nature and himself as never before.

This concludes the concert, leaving us in a magical, suspended atmosphere to resume the path of humanity that has never stopped searching for beauty.


Anonymous 14th Sec.

Oh Roma Nobilis

Gaspar Van Weerbeke (ca 1455 – post 1517)

Tenebrae Factae Sunt

Giuseppino Cenci, or Del Biado (? – Rome? 1616)

Flee, flee from this sky

Buonaugurio Giuliano, called Tiburtino (Tivoli, late 14th cent. – Rome, 1569)

Fantasy over La Sol Fa Mi Fa Re La

Bartolomeo Tromboncino (Verona, ca 1470 – Venice? post 1535)

Obstinate I want to follow

Girolamo Frescobaldi (Ferrara, 1583 – Rome, 1643)

Toccata before the Sunday Mass (Musical Flowers, 1635)

Toccata before the Mass of the Apostles (Musical Flowers, 1635)

Marchetto Cara (Verona, ca 1470 – Mantua, ca 1525)

As that’l white swan

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (Palestrina, 1525 – Rome, 1594)

Searching for the 4th thunder

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (Venice, ca 1580 – Rome, 1651)

4th Dance – Galliard – Current – Dance

Anonymous 15th Sec.

A knight of Spain

Andrea Antico (Motovun, 1470/1480 – ca 1540)

It does not remain in this valley