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24 September, 6 pm
Palace of the Grand Dukes, Katedros a. 4, Vilnius

Maris stella
Mediaeval songs and chant dedicated to the Virgin Mary

Candens Lilium (Germany):
Sabine Lutzenberger – voice
Norbert Rodenkirchen – mediaeval transverse flutes and harp

In their programme ‘Maris Stella’, the German duo Candens Lilium immerse themselves in the mystical world of Marian music from the mediaeval era. The popular tradition of musical prayers to the Holy Mother led to fascinating transformations of secular music into sacred devotional songs. As a result, Marian music embraces a complex variety of styles, covering the full palette between mournful laments and joyful tunes.
The audience will experience sacred music by 9th-century St Gall; antiphones by the 12th-century visionary and mystic Hildegard von Bingen; devotional songs from the 13th-century Codex Las Huelgas and the Llibre Vermell of Montserrat; Marienlieder und Lai by Meister Frauenlob; as well as music by 15th-century composer Josquin Desprez.
Sabine Lutzenberger and Norbert Rodenkirchen are pioneers of mediaeval music, connected through years of working together in various ensembles including Per-sonat and Sequentia. The duo focuses on the repertoire of the Minnesänger and Spruchsang-poet Heinrich von Meissen, known as Frauenlob, as well as music relating to the German mystics.

The concert is part of the Culture and Art Festival "Culture Night"

Free admission to the concert, prior reservation is necessary

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