Prince of Light and Prince of Darkness - Crescendo

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

“Prince of Light and Prince of Darkness” Motets and Madrigals by Monteverdi & Gesualdo
April 6 at 6 pm – Trinity Church, Lakeville, CT

Claudio Monteverdi lived in a time of great change, as the vocal polyphony of the Renaissance gave way to the textures of the early Baroque. He harnessed both styles with great skill, sometimes contrasting them in the same work, and wrote successfully in every vocal genre.

His contemporary Carlo Gesualdo‘s vocal music is among the most experimental and expressive of the late Renaissance. One of the most obvious characteristics of his music is the extravagant text setting of words representing extremes of emotion. This program features sacred and secular motets and madrigals by the two composers.

Crescendo Vocal Ensemble is directed by Christine Gevert from the organ.

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