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Et ecce terrae motus

Mass setting by Antoine Brumel (c.1460–1513/15)
September 20, 8pm, St. Ignatius’ Church, Šv. Ignoto g. 6

BREVIS CHOIR (Lithuania)
Director Gintautas Venislovas
Darius Stabinskas – visual projection

Around 500 years ago in France, composer Antoine Brumel was considered the secretive genius of the Renaissance. Brumel’s masterpiece – Et ecce terrae motus (Earthquake Mass) – was born at a time when Europe was experiencing an upheaval of its values. The Mass for twelve voices, the first of its kind in music history, sounds particularly modern. The composer created this musical cosmos using seven church tones whose sound after the crucifixion of Christ and prior to His Resurrection forced the ground to tremble.
The Brevis Choir only first performed this Mass in Lithuania in 2015. The performance also features a projection of images and texts, creating an allusion to the Road to Golgotha. These visuals will not just move the audience’s hearts, and remind us of the events that shook our nation, but also force us to wake up to the question of our survival in the face of our self-destruction.