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Musica Sacra sings people hymns and canticles from England and Estonia

In a current live performance at First Church Congregtional in Cambridge, MA, vocal ensemble Musica Sacra sang people hymns and canticles from two areas that, at first blush, do not appear to have an entire lot to do with each other: England and Estonia. However, as they proved over the course of the live performance, each international locations have wealthy choral traditions that complement one another superbly.

In line with this system notes for this live performance,

“The Estonian people hymn custom appears to bridge the hole between folksong and sacred music, with melodies and ornaments that developed as folks sang acquainted hymn tunes each congregationally and of their houses. England, in the meantime, maintains a robust custom of liturgical choral music in church companies, and the Renaissance interval specifically produced a considerable physique of sacred choral music, with deft counterpoint and exquisite concord.”

Each traditions had been on full show on this efficiency. Watch Musica Sacra sing Estonian composer Margo Kõlar’s “Mu Mano Tulge Latse” within the participant above, and watch “Nunc dimittis” from English composer Orlando Gibbon’s The Second Service beneath.

Go to Musica Sacra’s web site to study extra.

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