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    Franz Schubert, Mass No.5 in A-flat major

    Presented by at Holy Name Church

    November 16, 2013


    Franz Schubert, Mass No.5 in A-flat major

    This setting and the later Mass in E-flat major are regarded as Schubert's "late masses". These are distinguished from his four early masses by their "musically interpretive stance to the words"; Schubert began to take advantage of an overall maturation in his technical capabilities and knowledge of harmony, coupled with his experience in composing both sacred and secular music, to add further meaning to the standard text. Already known for consistently omitting certain passages from the text, Schubert took even greater freedoms in the late masses, adding and removing text in a bid to "deepen expression or enhance a particular aspect of meaning".Our 38th season begins with Carmina Burana, one of the most popular and beloved works in the choral repertoire. Carl Orff composed this dramatic cantata in 1936, using selections from a rich trove of 12th & 13th secular poems discovered in a Bavarian monastery. While a few of the texts are morally uplifting, most feature the lusty exploration of earthly delights. Orff’s music is intentionally approachable and filled with rhythmic energy, as exemplified in the instantly recognizable opening and closing hymn, “O Fortuna.”

    Newton-based Youth Pro Musica will be the children’s choir for the performance, which will also feature accompaniment on two pianos and percussion. Susan Consoli, Soprano
    Matthew Anderson, Tenor
    Tom Jones, Bass

    Holy Name Church

    1689 Centre Street
    West Roxbury , MA 02132

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    $25 regular admission. $21 students/seniors

    Phone: (617) 527-SING

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