Ego flos campi et lilium convallium...
I am the flower of the field, and the lily of the valleys.
I sat down under the shadow of him whom I desired, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.
Surround me with flowers, strengthen with apples, because I languish with love.
Erotic, ecstatic, complex, and beguiling in their profound beauty, the collection of poems from the Hebrew Bible known as the Song of Songs have inspired composers throughout the ages. For this program we welcome a new collaborator, soprano Roberta Diamond, to explore the exquisite Italian baroque settings of these striking texts. Featuring music by Monteverdi, Cima, Kapsperger, and the Australian premiere performance of excerpts from the recently discovered ‘Di Carlo G.’ Manuscript.
Hannah Lane - Italian triple harp
Nicholas Pollock - theorbo
Roberta Diamond - soprano
Presented by Music at the Basilica as part of their 9th Annual Sacred Music Festival
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