June 2018: Anticipation and Wonder

Sometimes our expectations are overwhelmed, leaving us thunderstruck. Join Tactus of San Francisco for our second anniversary concert, as we present Renaissance choral motets about anticipation and wonder: from the quivering hope of the bridegroom to the astonishment of the Resurrection. Our offerings range from the celestially serene music of Post-Tridentine Roman composer Palestrina, to the pictorial and lively motets of Guerrero and Byrd, with organ interludes by Eugene Petrushansky.

Monday, June 4, 12 pm
St Joseph of Arimathea
2316 Bowditch Street
Berkeley, CA

Concert program: [PDF]

Organ prelude: Capriccio cromatico Girolamo Frescobaldi
Quae est ista Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Dum transisset sabbatum John Taverner
Organ interlude: Selected Gavottes from French Overture Johann Sebastian Bach
Descendi in hortum meum Cipriano de Rore
Nigra sum sed formosa Jean L'Heritier
Organ interlude: Balletto - Corrente in B-flat major Girolamo Frescobaldi
Maria Magdalene Francisco Guerrero
Haec dies William Byrd
Organ postlude: Ricercar III from Libro di capricci e ricercati Johann Jakob Froberger