Sunday 30th October, 20h. Assumption Church. Tickets: 10 – 15 €

LUCENTUM XVI

Lucentum XVI is a group of minstrels created to play and spread the rich and varied musical repertoire of the Renaissance. Minstrels in the fifteenth century were instrumentalist dedicated to court chapel or church, but gradually became known as musicians of wind instruments. Lucentum XVI presents its own renaissance instruments, such as the cornetto, the shawm, the sackbut, the serpent and the lute and various percussion instruments. The Director is Pere Saragossa, who has a degree in interpretation in interpretation of early music by the Catalonia College of Music. He has collaborated with prestigious ensembles dedicated to European Baroque music and is currently professor of historical oboe and early music at the High Conservatory of Music in Castellón. Lucentum XVI has performed at major festivals such as the Festival Serenades at the University of Valencia, Early Music Festival of Morella, Clásicos en la Frontera in Ribagorza/Huesca, Contemplative Music Festival of Santiago de Compostela, The Sacred Music Festival in Benicassim and the Early and Baroque Music Festival of Penyíscola.

 

PROGRAMME NOTES

DOWLAND’S TEARS, psalms, songs and dances

John Dowland is one of the most emblematic musicians of the English Renaissance, who expresses the melancholy of the end of the 16th century in his country. Some students think that this melancholy might have been  a strategy against Elizabeth I of England due to the conversion of Dowland to Catholicism during his stay in Paris between 1580 and 1584. This resulted in many doors being closed to him in England and forcing him to work in other countries in Europe. Between 1594 and 1598 he worked at the Royal Court of Brunswick and Hesse (Nuremberg).

From 1598 Dowland worked for King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway until 1606. It is during this time that in 1600 he published his second book of compositions in which he introduced Flow My Tears that identifies this composer. The program includes gayest dances most representative of northern European, like pavanes, galliards and allemandes, which Dowland introduced as a counterpoint to the ‘Lachrimae’.

 

PROGRAMME

Dowland’s tears,  Psalms, songs and dances.

John Dowland (1563 – 1626)

All people that on earth do dwell, Psalm

M. John Langtons Pavan

The King of Denmaks Galiard

Mr George Whitehead his Almand

Clear or Cloudy

I saw my lady weep

O Lord, turn not away thy face, Lamentatio for the funeral of Mr. Henry Noell, Psalm

Lord hear my prayer, Lamentatio for the funeral of Mr. Henry Noell, Psalm Domine exaudi

The Earl of Essex Galiard

Mistresse Nichols Almand

Sorrow Stay

Can She Excuse My Wrongs?

Fain Would I Wed, by Thomas Campion (1567-1620)

Corant & Volta, by Thomas Simpson (1572-1656)

Come Again, Sweet Love

Flow My Tears

Lacrimae Gementes

 

LUCENTUM XVI

Pepi Lloret, soprano

Pere Saragossa, shawm and direction

Xavi Boïls, cornetto

Toni Lloret, alto shawm

Hèctor Llorca, tenor shawm

Elies Hernandis, sackbut

Juan López, serpent

Fernando Fernández, lute

Pere Olivé, percussion

Jordi Botella, percussion