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(Yonit Kosovske, co-artistic director, organ) with Academos (Irish World Academy) and Guest Artists: Alison Rose, Pauline Graham, Duncan Brickenden, Wolodymyr Smishkewych, Antonio Santos, David Rollán, and Michael Markwick
"Membra Jesu Nostri," an oratorio by Dieterich Buxtehude
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Oratorio Buxtehude Academos Vocal repertoire Sacred Instrumental Vocal Concerto
Sacred oratorio by Dietrich Buxtehude
Membra Jesu nostri patientis sanctissima ("The most holy limbs of our suffering Jesus") is a cycle of seven cantatas composed by Dieterich Buxtehude in 1680.This work is known as the first Lutheran oratorio. The main text are stanzas from the Medieval hymn Salve mundi salutare (or Rhythmica oratio), a poem formerly ascribed to Bernard of Clairvaux, but now thought more likely to have been written by Medieval poet Arnulf of Louvain (d1250). It is divided into seven parts, each addressed to a different part of Christ's crucified body: feet, knees, hands, side, breast, heart, and head. In each part, biblical words referring to the limbs frame verses of the poem. Three concerts performed in Limerick (St. Mary's Cathedral and Irish World Academy) and Dublin (Christ Church Cathedral) with Academos of the Irish World Academy under the co-direction of Yonit Kosovske, organ, and Ferenc Szucs, cello, and guest artists from London, Dublin, and Madrid. Project coordinator: Yonit Kosovske (travel coordinator, programme booklet: general editor, author, publicity)
Irish World Academy, St. Mary's Cathedral in Limerick, Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin
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