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UMS Concert Program, January 25, 1976: Prague Madrigal Antiqua --

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Concert: Sixth
Complete Series: 3979
Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University Musical Society
The University of Michigan
Prague Madrigal Antiqua
Sunday, January 25, 1976, at 2:30 Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Czech Manuscripts of the 15th and 16th centuries: Rorate . . Anonymous
Bohemia was one of the first countries to rebel in any way against the Catholic Church. The Latin liturgy of the Church was completely unintelligible to the Bohemians and gradually they formed their own unique liturgy for their church services. These manuscripts are examples of this change in the traditional Catholic Service.
Instrumental Dance Music from Czechoslovakia of the 16th through 18th centuries.
Three Moralia..........Jacob Gallus Carniolus
Curit parvus lepullus (15501591)
Heu, quan difficile est Musica noster amor
Jacob Gallus Carniolus was born in what is now northern Yugoslavia. His work, influenced by Austrian, Italian, and local Slavic music, revitalized the musical scene in Prague. During his lifetime he was considered to be a marginal composer but his work has outlived the works of his contemporaries and is performed frequently in Prague today.
Stabat Mater...........Frantisek Ignac Tuma
Frantisek Igna Tuma was born in Bohemia, which in the 18th century was an important center for musical activity in Europe. As with the anonymous manuscripts and the work of Carniolus, Tuma uses Western European influences and adds his own special Slavic, Eastern European, musical ideas, creating a completely unique musical experience. The Stabat Mater is a beautiful example of this combination of Eastern and Western European musical traditions.
Sixth Concert Thirteenth Annual Chamber Arts Series Complete Programs 3979
Pragensia...............Petr Eben
Inscription on the Singing Fountain '" ''")
The Casting of Cannonballs The Casting of Bells The Stone of the Wise
Petr Eben was inspired to write Pragensia after visiting the famous Prague Castle. The famous "singing fountain" in the castle intrigued him and the first part of the work describes the construc?tion of the fountain, followed by descriptions of the construction of the cannons and bells of the castle. The last section of the work describes the wondrous Stone of Wisdom. This work was com?posed for and dedicated to the Prague Madrigal Antique in 1973.
Jitka Zichova, soprano
Zuzana Matouskova, mezzosoprano
Stanislava Secka, alto
Taroslav Tomanek, tenor
Vladimir Dolezal, tenor Jaromir Belor, baritone Pavel Jurkovic, baritone Vratislav Vinicky. bass
Jana Novakova, recorder, krummhorn, psaltery, flauto traverse
Pavel Jurkovic, recorder, krummhorn, fidula, lute
Yiktorie Shrova, recorder, krummhorn, tympanon
Jan Rokyta, cymbals, percussion, krummhorn, tympanon
Frantisdk Peml, trompette
Michal Vojtechovsky, viola da gamba, violoncello
Miroslav Venhoda, portativeorgan
Instruments courtesy of the National Museum of Prague. Supraphon, Nonesuch, and Vanguard Records
May Festival
Four concerts -April 28, 29, 30, and May 1
The Philadelphia Orchestra Eugene Ormandy, Conductor
The Festival Chorus Aaron Copland, Guest Conductor
Andre Watts, Pianist Marilyn Horne, Soprano
Wednesday: Haydn: Symphony No. 31 ("Hornsignal") ; Leslie Bassett: "Echoes from an Invisible World"; Weber: Invitation to the Dance; Copland: Suite from Billy the Kid; Ravel: La Valse.
Thursday: Sibelius: Symphony Xo. 7 in C; MacDowell: Piano Concerto No. 2; Strauss: Symphonic Fantasy from "Die Frau ohne Schatten"; Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue.
Friday: Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man, Clarinet Concerto (Anthony Gigliotti), Suite from The Tender Land (Festival Chorus); Barber: "School for Scandal" Overture; Ives: Decoration Day; Schuman: New England Tryptich.
Saturday: Beethoven: Overture to "Coriolanus"; Persichetti: Symphony No. 4; Ravel: "Sheherazade" Song Cycle; Rossini: "Mura felici" from La Donna del logo; Strauss: Rosenkavalier Waltzes
Series of four concerts: S38, $28, $20, $16, and S12.
Gail W. Rlctor, President Harlan Hatcher, VicePresident Douglas D. Crarv, Secretary E. Tiiurston Tiiieme, Treasurer
Richard S. Bercer Allen P. Britton
Peter N. Heydon
Paul W. McCracken Wilbur K. Pierpont Sarah Goddard Power Lois U. Stegeman
Elected December 9, 1975
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