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Lotti Revealed

Take a peek into Bach’s and Handel’s libraries to discover a new gem by Lotti alongside music by the masters themselves.

Antonio Lotti was one of those important baroque composers whose name has been lost in the march of musical history. But as a contemporary of Bach and Handel, and the teacher of Zelenka, the Venetian Lotti was a significant figure in his day. Lotti’s Missa Sapientiae may not be well known today, but if you looked in the libraries of both Bach and Handel, there you'd find it—a copy of the Mass, written out by hand by the famous composers themselves. 

Tafelmusik Orchestra and Chamber Choir help us recover Lotti and his place in the baroque musical world by pairing the work that fired the imagination of Lotti's contemporaries with music by Bach, Handel, and Zelenka themselves. 

Program:

  • Lotti Missa Sapientiae

Intermission

  • Zelenka Agnus Dei II, from Litaniae Lauretanae, ZWV 152
  • Zelenka Sanctus – Benedictus – Osanna – Agnus Dei, after Palestrina, ZWV 36
  • Zelenka Dona nobis pacem, from Missa dei Patris, ZWV 19
  • Bach Gloria, from Mass in G Minor, BWV 235
  • Bach Suscepit Israel puerum suum, after Caldara, BWV 1082
  • Bach Sanctus in D Major, BWV 238
  • James Rolfe Kadosh / Santus / Holy (2019) – World premiere
  • Handel Nisi Dominus & Gloria Patria, from Carmelite Vespers