Renaissance Splendour: Masterworks from German Lands
Ensemble VIII’s third season will begin on October 3 and 4, with a program entitled Renaissance Splendour: Masterworks from German Lands. In addition to Hans Leo Hassler’s monumental setting of the Lord’s Prayer, Ensemble VIII will perform works by Heinrich Schütz, regarded as one of the most important composers of the 17th century, and Johann Hermann Schein, one of the first composers to incorporate Italian stylistic elements into German music. The season’s premier concert also will include exquisite polyphonic compositions of Leonhard Lechner and Heinrich Isaac.
The same concert will be presented on consecutive nights in Georgetown and Austin.