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Géry de Ghersem

Géry de Ghersem

Not just one, but two Spanish kings – Philip II and Philip III – sponsored the publication of a collection of masses in which the only complete work by the Flemish composer Géry de Ghersem (1573-1630) has been preserved. The near-complete loss of Ghersem’s entire oeuvre, including almost two hundred villancicos collected by John IV of Portugal, is a cruel twist of fate. The Missa Ave virgo sanctissima is a sensational piece of music in which the composer from Tournai piles on the rich textures and luxurious sonority. The seven-part mass, based on the motet Ave virgo sanctissima by Francisco Guerrero, is heard alongside motets by Ghersem’s contemporaries.

  • 🎉Laus Polyphoniae
  • 📅Fri 23 August 2024
  • 📍Sint Pauluskerk, Antwerp
  • 🕑8:00pm
  • 🎫€30-€38

Sint Pauluskerk, Antwerp
Sint-Paulusstraat , 2000 Antwerp, Belgium

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