October21 2019 (Mon)
6:00 PM

St. James´ Autumn

In honour of Petr Eben

St. James Basilica | Classical Music

60 minutes | Available

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Date: October 21, 2019 | 18:00 (Mon)
Venue: St. James Basilica
Duration: 60 minutes
Status: Available
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Chamber concert celebrating life of modern Czech composer Petr Eben 

In honour of Petr Eben at the occasion of his 90th birth anniversary 

Organ concerts in St. James Basilica in Prague (only few minutes off the Old Town Square) are internationally famous for their long tradition and absolutely unique sound of the organ instrument. St. James' organ dates to the very beginning of the 18th century.

The two-manual organ with a pedal keyboard and 26 stops was completed in 1705. Its case, which is still admired today, was quite unique in its time. So far the latest major reconstruction was carried out between 1981 and 1982 by "Varhany Krnov" (Rieger-Kloss). At present the organ has four manuals, 91 speaking stops and 8,277 pipes.

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Program: 

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685−1750): Prelude in E flat major
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685−1750): Nun danket alle Gott / Suscepit Israel
  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678−1741): Domine Deus, Agnus Dei
  • Georg Friedrich Haendel (1685−1759): For unto us / from oratorio Messiah
  • Melchior Franck (1579−1639): Da pacem, Domine
  • Antonín Dvořák (18411904): Ave Maria
  • Joseph Rheinberger (1839−1901): Salve Regina
  • Bedřich Smetana (1824−1844): My star
  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809−1847): Wie gross ist des Allmächt´gen Güte
  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809−1847): Laudate pueri Dominum / Veni, Domine
  • Tomás Luis Da Victoria (1548−1611): Domine, non sum dignus
  • Petr Eben (1929−2007): Confiteor Tibi, Pater
  • Improvisation on theme of Petr Eben 

Performing:

Zvonky-Prague - children choir 
Abbellimento - girls´ chamber choir
Jarmila Novenková -  choirmaster

Soloist:

Jakub Janšta - organ 

Please note:

  • No intermission
  • Dress code: casual 

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