BIBER BOWL Part 2 – SUNDAY, FEB 7 at 3 pm

BIBER BOWL Part 2 – SUNDAY, FEB 7 at 3 pm

Feb 7, 2016 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

St Paul's Lutheran Church 1200 W Cornwallis Dr Durham, NC 27707

All 16 of the glorious Mystery (or Rosary) Sonatas by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

Violin: Elizabeth Field, Gesa Kordes, Fiona Hughes, Peter Lekx, Martha Perry, David Wilson
Cello: Barbara Krumdieck and Stephanie Vial
Viola da gamba: Gail Schroeder
Keyboard: Jacqueline Nappi, Jennifer Streeter, Barbara Weiss

PART 2: Nos. 11-16

11. The Resurrection
12. The Ascension
13. Pentecost
14. The Assumption of the Virgin
15. The Beatification of the Virgin
16. Passacaglia

From Wikipedia:
Biber’s finest scordatura writing is represented in his set of violin sonatas, c. 1676 and is known variously as Mystery Sonatas, Rosary Sonatas (Mysterien Sonaten, Die Rosenkranz-Sonaten), Copper-Plate Engraving Sonatas, etc., remaining unpublished during the composer’s lifetime. It comprises sixteen pieces: fifteen sonatas for violin and continuo portraying the fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary, and a long passacaglia for solo violin. Only the first and the last pieces use normal tuning; all others employ some form of scordatura:

Tuning for the violins in the various sonatas:

Tunings for the 16 pieces of Mystery Sonatas

Although unpublished during the composer’s lifetime, these works are his most popular pieces today, and one of the reasons for the revival of interest in Biber’s music.


TICKETS ARE $20 in advance/ $25 at the door.

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