• Hervé Niquet © Eric Manas
    Hervé Niquet © Eric Manas

Monday 6 August 2018, 9pm30
Cathédrale Notre-Dame des Pommiers de Sisteron
Nuits de la Citadelle de Sisteron

Friday 24 August 2018, 9pm
Espace Gartempe de Montmorillon
Festival des Lumières de Montmorillon

Sunday 30 September 2018, 5pm
Eglise Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Souvigny
Journées musicales d'automne de Souvigny

Saturday 6 Octiber 2018, 7pm30
Eglise Saint-Denis de Sézanne
Festival de musique baroque de Sézanne

Concert program

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Messe brève en Fa Majeur Kv. 192
Messe brève en Ré Majeur Kv. 194
Sonate d'église en Do Majeur Kv. 328
Sonate d’église en La Majeur Kv. 225
Ave verum KV 618

Joseph Haydn
Offertorium « Non nobis Domine »
Alleluia, ext. de « O coelitum beati », motet
Concerto pour orgue (2nd mouvement Adagio)
Te Deum n°1 en Do Majeur

Michael Haydn
« Sub tuum praesidium » MH 654 en Do Majeur
Ave verum en Fa Majeur

1h30 with an interval

Mozart's Messes brèves and works by the Haydn brothers

What could be more subtle than letting music transmit, without words, the ideas of the divine text?
The programme of this concert invites us to experience this questioning, with Mozart's Masses breves KV 192 and KV 194, each adopting a different position. Haydn's Te Deum No.1 in C major and Mozart's Ave verum KV 618 seek synthesis. In this they respond to the ideal of balance considered indispensable to beauty by 18th century society. The expression brought back to the essential then touches the most intimate.

"The brevity of these Salzburg masses, probably due to an officiant who preferred the speed of the services to the heavy and endless pump of the great masses, allows us to play two of them in the same evening. Adding prelude, gradual, offertory and motet of communion will be a child's play and a gourmandise of a researcher by drawing from the works of the Haydn brothers, Michael and Joseph. None of our authors pull the cover to him, all three being concentrated to serve with their best and with all their art the divine service! A few minutes of happiness thanks to a bishop in a hurry, it's paradise, right?"
Hervé Niquet