The Lamb

Thursday, Apr 11th 2019 - 7:00pm
Price: TBA
Arranged by: Husum Kirke

Ars Nova's Easter Concert offers a number of the beautiful Italian Laude de Cortona songs. Among others, Frans of Assisi's Il Cantico del Sole, the Sun song, thought to be among the first literature, if not the first, written in Italian. The Italian songs are intervowen with newer music. Anna Thorvaldsdottir's "Heyr thú os himnum á", a beautiful setting of an old Icelandic prayer. John Tavener's popular "The Lamb", which in its apparent simplicity almost appears hypnotic. "Morning Star" presents one of the finest examples of Arvo Pärt's alluring minimalism. James MacMillan's varied and vibrant "Misere" captures both the drama and the beauty of the story of Easter. Gabriel Jackson's "Stabat Mater", Maria's lament, is a potential modern classic with a rarely heard sensitive and responsive interpretation of the powerful text.


Laude di Cortona

Laude novella sia cantata
Oi me, lasso, è freddo lo mio core
Venite a laudare

Anna Thorvaldsdottir

Heyr thú os himnum á

Gabriel Jackson Stabat Mater
Laude di Cortona

Gloria in cielo
Sia laudato San Francesco

John Tavener 

The Lamb

Arvo Pärt  

Most Holy Mother of God

Saint Francis of Assisi ([Laude di Cortona])

Cantico del Sole

James Macmillan