Cappella Mariana from Prague and the Belgian ensemble InAlto focus on the music at the Imperial Court in Prague around 1600. Carolus Luython (1557-1620), born in Antwerp, worked as a court composer for Emperor Rudolf II. His Popularis anni iubilus is a collection of motets dedicated to the episcopal ordination of Rudolf II’s brother, Archduke Ernest. The work was actually intended for a new year’s celebration, with themes such as the many virtues of the emperor and the beginning of the new earthly and celestial year.
Alice Foccroulle, Barbora Kabátková, soprano | Daniela Cermáková, alto | Tomáš Lajtkep, tenor | Martin Schicketanz, baritone | Jaromír Nosek, bass | Vojtech Semerád, tenor & artistic leader
Josue Melendez, cornetto | Guy Hanssen, Charlotte Van Passen, Susanna Defendi, Bart Vroomen, trombone | Pierre Gallon, organ | Lambert Colson, cornetto & artistic leader