09/08/17 UPDATE: WE'VE DONE IT!
Our campaign has now finished - we raised £6551 on our Crowdfunder page, and £2200 offline, for a total of £8751!
This means that our Hieronymus Praetorius recording will now take place - and will be released in March 2018.
Thank you to everyone for all your likes, shares, and patience!
And above all huge thank you to our 80 Crowdfunders who have made this happen!
Siglo de Oro needs your help! After the success of our first recording with Delphian Records, we need to raise £7000 for our next project, and would love your support.
What is the project?
This disc will take a musical and liturgical journey through the Triduum - the three holy days - as they might have been celebrated in Hamburg at the end of the Renaissance.
We will bring to life the music of Hieronymus Praetorius, a leading composer and Organist at St James’ Church in Hamburg. The centrepiece of the disc will be his effervescent eight-part Easter mass: Missa Tulerunt Dominum meum, based on his own motet.
As a prelude to the joyful mass there will be music by Praetorius' contemporaries Orlande de Lassus, and Giovanni and Andrea Gabrieli. These will be taken from the Florilegium Portense, a motet anthology published in 1618 (but still used by JS Bach a century later) - that helps to reveal the musical DNA of Praetorius’ own style: part German, part Venetian, part Franco-Flemish.
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