Service from a Dalmatian Cathedral

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Program: #02-45   Air Date: Nov 11, 2002


One of the themes of the just passed 2002 Holland Festival of Early Music at Utrecht was music from medieval and early Renaissance Croatia and Dalmatia--we will hear a service from this land where Byzantium, Rome and the ancient Glagolithic chant merged together.

Preservation of this program is made possible by a generous grant from Dana Wipperman.

NOTE: All of the music on this program is from a performance by the singers of the St. Stefankerk, Stari Grad on Hvar Island. This recording was made as part of the 2002 Holland Festival of Early Music at Utrecht.

For information about the Festival or other events in the Netherlands or about Dutch culture, you may check the web site of the Netherlands Board of Tourism:

The culture of this ancient city (founded in 385 B.C. as Pharos) blends Illyrian, Greek, Roman, and Dalmatian traditions and heritage.

The ancient Brotherhood is responsible for reenacting the events surrounding the Passion of Christ, recreated in this performance.

  • Slava cast i havla ti (Glory, honor, and praise).
  • Reading from Paul's Letter to the Phillippians.
  • Prosti moj Boze (Forgive, O God).
  • Muka gospodina nasega Isusa Krista (Passion of Jesus).
  • Smiluj se meni Boze (Have mercy on me, o God).
  • Plac Jeremije proroka (Lamentation of Jeremiah).
  • Gospodine smiluj se (O Lord, have mercy).
  • Reading from the Prophet Ezekiel.
  • Zazivi (Invocations).
  • Reading from the Book of Genesis.
  • Usta moje (Pange lingua).
  • Evo drvo kriza (Veneration of the Cross).
  • Kriznu virni (True Cross).
  • Gospin plac (Lamentations of the Virgin Mary).
  • O propeti (O My People).
  • Alleluia.
  • Tebe Boga hvalimo (Te Deum).

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