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Music from the Age of El Greco and Velázquez

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 8:00 pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

A spectacular program of Spanish Renaissance music, featuring Blue Heron’s singers, the cornetts, shawms, and trombones of the Boston Shawm & Sackbut Ensemble, strings, organ, and harp—more than two dozen musicians in all.

Free pre-concert talk at 7:15 pm by Dr. Douglas Kirk, McGill University — sponsored by the Cambridge Society for Early Music

Presented with support from the Spanish Government (Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and United States Universities.)

MFA_Black_LogoThis concert is being presented in conjunction with the exhibition El Greco to Velázquez: Art during the Reign of Philip III, at the Museum of Fine Arts from April 20 to July 27, 2008. For additional information about the exhibition, visit

Guerrero & Navarro: Vexilla regis
Guerrero: Surge propera amica mea
Vivanco: Veni dilecte mi, Magnificat quarti toni, Christus factus est pro nobis
Ruimonte: Sancta Maria, succurre miseris
Díaz Besón: Burlose la niña
Blas de Castro: Ya no les pienso pedir
Gombert: Mon seul a 7
Cabezón: Canción glosada “Ultimi mei suspiri”
Lobo: Maria Magdalene et altera Maria, Missa Maria Magdalene / Gloria
Victoria: Victimæ paschali laudes
Anonymous instrumental works from Lerma, DK 1 & DK 2

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Michael Barrett
Glenn Billingsley
Noël Bisson
Lydia Brotherton
Allen Combs
Paul Guttry
Jason McStoots
David McSweeney
Martin Near
Mark Sprinkle
Daniela Tošić
Darrick Yee
Boston Shawm & Sackbut Ensemble
Blue Heron Violin Band
Tom Zajac