CPE Bach Magnificat and Mozart Te Deum

CPE Bach Magnificat and Mozart Te Deum

Sunday, 9 June 2024, 4.30pm
Added by Alan Walpole
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Dublin City Choral Union, a philharmonic choir of 120 singers, will present two magnificent and triumphant works from the classical era on Sunday 9th of June @ 4.30 pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, Dublin 2.

CPE Bach composed his Magnificat in D in 1749. It was his first major choral composition and displays a new style of writing, introducing the transition from the baroque to the classical era, while incorporating some musical similarities in sound and structure to the Mass in B minor of his father, JS Bach. This is a work of grandeur, featuring innovative and exciting themes, unusual harmonic turns and sensitive, expressive arias.

Mozart’s Te Deum, composed when he was only 13 years of age, exemplifies everything wonderful about the classical era. Closely modelled on Michael Haydn’s Te Deum (1760), the work comprises three contrasting sections, encompassing mighty brass followed by contrasting colours and textures in the chorus themes and orchestration. Mozart’s precocious genius is in full flight for this glorious work.

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Added by Alan Walpole on 14 April 2024

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