Organ Vespers for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross


Schola Aliquando and I will present Organ Vespers for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 14 September at 19:30 at St Austin Catholic Parish, 2026 Guadalupe St, Austin. This fully sung Vespers will feature organ works by pioneering sixteenth-century composers William Byrd, Antonio de Cabezón, Girolamo Cavazzoni, and the Gabrielis – each of whom helped to shape the course of keyboard music as it was coming into its own – as well as from a major Anglo-Dutch manuscript collection of liturgical organ music from ca 1620. The proper chants, including the hymn ‘Vexilla regis prodeunt’, are beautiful, and the feast day is rich with layers of history and symbolic meaning. Please join us.