My Heart is Inditing


7:30 Sunday 14th April 2013

St Mary’s Church, Walton-on-Thames

My Heart is Inditing: an exploration of two Baroque masters and near-contemporaries.

Dietrich Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri (‘the limbs of our Jesus’) is one of the towering artistic achievements of the seventeenth century. In this set of meditations, a penitent kneels at the foot of the cross, gradually extending his gaze upwards to contemplate the seven parts of Christ’s crucified body.

Leaving this devotional introspection we enter the flamboyant surroundings of James II’s Westminster Abbey coronation. This occasion presented Henry Purcell with the opportunity to write on a lavish scale, and My Heart is Inditing is a majesterial outpouring of joy from the young Englishman. From the opening string symphony to the rich eight-part choral writing, this is music fit for a king.

Tickets: £12/10 (Children under 12 free). Call Betty Vince on 01932 227170.

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Download a full pdf of the poster here and the flyer here, and see the repertoire here.

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