sing to me of heaven

a church concert
Works by J. Cage, G. Derbez, S. Gubaidulina, M. Lavista etc.
Windspiel | contemporary music duo
Verena Wüsthoff, recorders & Eva Zöllner, accordion
hannver1Vera Morche (2)
In their compositions many of today´s composers deal very personally with religious topics and traditions: Old American chorals (from the collection „The Sacred Harp“) served as musical material for John Cage´s „harmonies“, Mario Lavista composed a musical remembrance of the death, Sofia Gubaidulina refers to a psalm of the bible while Georgina Derbez uses Material from a  renaissance madrigal.
Sing to me of heaven offers the audience the opportunity to contemplate these ideas and to reflect their own feelings towards the central aspects of our believes. In the unique and special atmosphere of the church hall man´s questions about our provenience and destination are musically expressed.

PROGRAM
Beat Gysin (1968): Anor (2006) for recorders, accordion and tape
The Sacred Harp (Georgia, 1886) Choral Sing to me of Heaven
John Cage (1912 – 1992) Harmony 35 (1986, Thirteen Harmonies)
Mario Lavista (1941) Ofrenda (1986) for tenor recorder
The Sacred Harp (Georgia, 1886) Choral The Lone Pilgrim
John Cage (1912 – 1992) Harmonies 15 & 42 (1986)
Jacob Obrecht (nach 1450-1505) Parce, Domine (Arr. Windspiel)
Sofia Gubaidulina (*1931) De Profundis (1978) for accordion
Josquin Desprez (um 1440-1521) In Pace (Arr. Windspiel)
The Sacred Harp (Georgia, 1886) Choral Paradise
John Cage (1912 – 1992) Harmonies 18 & 11 (1986)
Georgina Derbez (*1968) La Forca, il sparvier (2007) for recorders and accordion

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