Amanda Harberg’s Hall of Ghosts, written in 2020 at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, evokes haunting loneliness through the use of a single piccolo and dance soloist. Gabrieli’s Sacred Symphonies were first published in 1597, and the selections featured here immediately transport the listener to a religious service in Renaissance-era Venice. Completing the program are two of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos: the intricate No. 3 and the lively No. 6.
HARBERG Hall of Ghosts
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
GABRIELI (arr. Higgins) Canzon per sonar septimi toni à 8, No. 2
GABRIELI (arr. Higgins) Sonata pian' e forte
GABRIELI (arr. Higgins) O Magnum Mysterium
GABRIELI Canzon per sonare No. 1 “La spiritata”
GABRIELI (arr. Higgins) Canzon per sonar primi toni à 8, No. 1
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
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