Thursday, 7 October
Ev. Church St. Petri
Royal court music
A DAY AT THE COURT OF THE KING OF POLAND AND LITHUANIA
Szczecin Vocal Project
Urszula Stawicka (Musical Director, Harpsichord)
Sacred music, songs and dances of the Renaissance by MIKOŁAJ GOMÓŁKA, WACŁAW Z SZAMOTUŁ, JAN VON LUBLIN, JAKUB POLAK, PIETRO CERTON, GIORGIO MAINERIO, LUCA MARENZIO, ADRIAN WILLAERT, VALENTIN BAKFARK, JOSQUIN DES PREZ
In 1385, Jogailas, Grand Duke of Lithuania, married the still minor Queen Jadwiga of Poland. This marriage was the beginning of the Polish-Lithuanian Union, which lasted for four hundred years. For so long, both nations formed a common state. It became the largest territorial state in Europe in the 17th century and developed a splendid musical culture already in the Renaissance, which was open to Dutch and Italian influences. How such a day might have sounded at the Polish-Lithuanian court is presented by the Consortium Sedinum from Szczecin.