Biber: the Sorrowful Mysteries

Saturday 9 April 2022, 4.00pm

Saxon Shore Early Music: St Mary’s Church, Kenardington, Kent TN26 2NF

Nicolette Moonen and Pawel Siwczak perform the second cycle of H.I.F. Biber’s Rosary or Mystery sonatas. This cycle is concerned with the death of Christ and the events that surrounded it. Pawel Siwczak will also play organ music by J.P. Sweelinck and Heinrich Scheidemann. Interspersing the music are poems on the themes of Easteride, read by Cardinal Vincent Nichols.

The music

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644–1704):
Rosary sonatas – the Sorrowful Mysteries
The Agony in the Garden
The Scourging of Jesus
The Crowning with Thorns
The Carrying of the Cross
The Crucifixion

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562–1621):
Mein junges Leben hat ein End

Heinrich Scheidemann (c. 1595–1663):
Pavana Lacrimae

The musicians

Nicolette Moonen violin, Pawel Siwczak chamber organ & harpsichord

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