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Holy Week Musical Meditations: Selections from Carlos Gesualdo's Tenebrae Responsories

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saint Thomas Church

This monumental, twenty-seven-part setting of the Responsoria is “Gesualdo’s masterpiece, his cathedral of shadows. A Passion in all but name, the tortuous harmonies of the responses are put to sacred ends; throughout, Gesualdo displays a madrigalist’s alertness to verbal detail, evoking the betrayal, trial, and Crucifixion of Jesus with a flair that might have caused a scandal if the work had been performed more widely.” Alex Ross, The New Yorker

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Program
Selections from TENEBRAE RESPONSORIES - Carlos Gesualdo
Organ improvisations by Daniel Hyde

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Daniel Hyde, Loening-Hancock organ


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