Lent polyphony

3:00 pm, Saturday, 19 March 2016
Eendrachtskerk, Eendrachtsstraat 95, 3012 XH Rotterdam (map).

3:00 pm, Sunday, 20 March 2016
Onze Lieve Vrouwe-Kerk, Kerkplein 7, 3211 AR Geervliet (map).

Entrance: €15. Advance sales: €12.50.

In this concert, which combines polyphony and chromaticism, we put three works by lesser-known composers in the spotlight: Cardoso and Rebelo, both from Portugal and Alonso Lobo, from Spain.

Cardoso's Missa pro defunctis dates from 1625. Its text handling and use of dissonance derived from Palestrina’s style, but his mass also betrays Monteverdi’s (1567-1643) influence. Conversely, Rebelo’s composition uses chromaticism and Gabrieli’s double-choir style to distinguish itself from work by his Portuguese colleagues who adhered to Palestrina’s more conservative style.

Our performance of Rebelo’s Lamentaties will be accompanied by none other than Rotterdam’s city organist and carrilloneur, Geert Bierling.


José Eduardo Rebelo (1610 – 1665):
Lamentaties van Jeremias

Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963):
Timor et tremor
Tristis est anima mea

Frei Manuel Cardoso (1566 - 1650):
Missa pro defunctis

Alonso Lobo (1555 - 1617):
Versa est in luctum

Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa (1560 - 1613):
Tristis est anima mea
O vos omnes