FloReMus – L’Homme Armé /  Una Passione per il popolo

FloReMus – L’Homme Armé / Una Passione per il popolo

The Passio secundum Mattheum by Corteccia

Music by Francesco Corteccia

Ensemble L’Homme Armé

Director Fabio Lombardo
Pietro Bartolini, actor

Cantus: Giovanni Biswas*, Cristiano Benedetti, Niccolò Landi, Luca Mantovani,
Altus: Luciano Bonci*, Paolo Davolio, Federico Mancini, Francesco Zani
Tenor: Paolo Fanciullacci*, Michele Gaddi, Tommaso Barni
Bassus: Gabriele Lombardi*, Andrea Berni, Giorgio Marcello


During the first half of the XVI cent. the young Medici musician composed two Passions. In this concert the Passion according to Matthew will be performed as world première. This work presents a particular example of Florentine style that was being developed during those years alongside the invention of the madrigal. Corteccia became the favourite musician of Cosimo I and is considered to be one of the most accomplished musicians of the Florentine Renaissance.

Free entrance

from the “Responsori per la Settimana Santa” (1)
In monte oliveti
Ecce vidimus
Omnes amici mei
Caligaverunt oculi mei
Velum templi scissum est
Plange quasi virgo
O vos omnes
Ecce quomodo moritur justus

Passione secondo Matteo (1532)

(1) Responsoria omnia quintae ac sextae feriae sabbatique maioris hebdomade paribus vocibus a Francisco Corticio Florentino, musices serenis. Cosmi Medices magni Etruriae d. praefecto iuxta Breviarii Romani formam restituti, una cum cantico Zacharuae et psalmo Davidis quinquages. ipsis feriis accomodata, Angelo Gardano, Venzia 15701532)



Basilica di S. Miniato al Monte, Via delle Porte Sante, Firenze

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