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2017-2018 Vox Luminis
Funeral Music for a Prince and a Queen
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8:00PM
The Church of St. Mary the Virgin
145 West 46th Street
between 6th and 7th Avenues
For 16th and 17th century royalty, funeral rituals provided one last opportunity for earthly opulence. Vox Luminis explores the rich history of musical memorials, including Thomas Morley’s music for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth I, and Heinrich Schütz’s Musikalische Exequien for Prince Heinrich von Reuss, who commissioned the piece as part of his elaborate funeral plans. Works by Purcell and Bach round out this poignant program that both mourns death and celebrates life.