Ex Cathedra, Concerto Palatino & His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts

Exactly four hundred years ago Giovanni Gabrieli passed away, the most important composer of the Venetian High Renaissance and a key figure in the rise of baroque. Ex Cathedra, Concerto Palatino and His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts combine their forces for a festive homage that will obtain extra splendour due to the noble sounds of their cornetts and sagbutts.

Giovanni Gabrieli‘s claim to fame is largely based on his compositions for ‘cori spezzati’: choral groups that are distributed spatially, to be deployed in alternation, creating a stereo effect as it were. He manages to blend this technique with the glorious Venetian polyphony that resounded in the Doge Palace and in San Marco basilica. Not only the music, but also the unique collaboration between three international top ensembles recommend this concert strongly for connoisseurs! On the programme feature multi-choral ceremonial works and religious motets from Gabrieli’s Sacrae symphoniae.

Bruce Dickey, artistic direction | Jeremy West, artistic direction | Jeffrey Skidmore, artistic direction & project direction