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Travel Tip: Classical Music in Belgium
Le Concert Spirituel

Le Concert Spirituel
BRUSSELS  •  Eglise Notre-Dame de la Chapelle  •  Ongoing

Extravagant Italian Renaissance and Baroque

Alessandro Striggio: Missa sopra Ecco si beato giorno, Motet "Ecce beata m lucem" in cinque corri
Francesco Corteccia: Plain chant du propre harmonisé
Claudio Monteverdi: Memento à huit voix
Orazio Benevoli: Laetatus sum - Miserere - Magnificat

The Missa sopra Ecco si beato giorgno for 40 and 60 voices, by Florentine composer Alessandro Striggio, is the largest known polyphonic work from the entire Renaissance period.

Rediscovered just a few years ago, the mass comprises an Agnus Dei, where 60 voices singing individual parts come in one after another until they reach the climax of the mass. Striggio composed the work for the Medicis, who were great lovers of music and commissioned talented composers to write spectacular works that would heighten the court’s prestige and status. Hervé Niquet, who recently recorded the work to great acclaim, is not afraid of large ensembles. For this programme he has doubled the vocal parts with two organs, two harpsichords, cornets, trombones and low reed instruments.

Hervé Niquet, conductor 
Le Concert Spirituel

Eglise Notre-Dame de la Chapelle

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Contact: Eglise Notre-Dame de la Chapelle
Tel: (32) 2 507 82 00

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