Profeti della Quinta
Vocal Ensemble

Quia Amore Langueo: Song of Songs and Dark Biblical Love Tales

Motets and Dramatic Scenes Composed in the Spirit of Early 17th Century Italian Music by Elam Rotem. This program presents motets inspired by the intimate and amorous madrigal genre as well as two pieces in the dramatic style of the genere rappresentativo. The motets set texts from the Song of Songs, while the dramatic scenes depict the dark love tales of Amnon & Tamar (Samuel II), and Samson & Delilah (Judges). More details here.

Rappresentatione di Giuseppe e i suoi Fratelli / Joseph and his Brethren

Biblical musical drama composed in the spirit of the first Operas by Elam Rotem
Using the musical language and context of the first musical Dramas of Cavalieri, Caccini, and Monteverdi, the piece tells the story of Joseph and his brethern - one of the most touching stories of the old testament. The piece is written in Biblical Hebrew for five voices, instruments, and basso-continuo. More details here.

Hashirim Asher Lishlomo & Il Mantovano Hebreo

Music by Salomone Rossi (c. 1570 - 1630)
Two programs portraying the Jewish Italian composer by highlighting the variety of his musical output, comprising Italian madrigals and instrumental music as well as unique Hebrew-texted music for the Synagogue. More details here.

The Lamentations and Responsories, 1600 

Emilio de' Cavalieri (c.1550-1602)
The expressive setting of the beautiful and dark biblical text of the Lamentations will shock even modern listeners. The work combines the old and new styles: beautiful and complex polyphonic sections alternating with highly expressive monodies and duets.

Lamento d'Arianna - The Story of the Italian Madrigal

The Madrigal was the most prominent genre of secular vocal music in the Renaissance and early Baroque. This program follows its evolution from the highly expressive polyphony of Cipriano de Rore, to the revolutionary madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi that shaped the Baroque era.

Penitential Psalms - Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)

The Penitential Psalms of Orlando di Lasso performed in a historical setting
of six singers and fourteen instrumentalists. 
Collaboration with Ensemble Dolce Risonanza, Vienna. More details here.