Thanks to Jan Stockigt, Principal Fellow at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and
Associate Investigator at the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for the History
of Emotions (CHE), a performance of the Missa Paschalis ZWV7 will be given at Newman College
Chapel, University of Melbourne on 21 of April. The mass performance will be preceded by
Zelenka’s beautiful Regina coeli setting ZWV 134. This is part of Jan’s contribution to the large-
scale project about the role of music during Holy Week and Eastertide at the Catholic court
church of Dresden during the reign of August II, a study funded by CHE.
The performance by the Newman College Choir and Orchestra will be directed by Gary
Ekkel. Based upon the reading and setting of the score by Arnaud Debayeux (Toulouse)
, Zelenka’s autograph score, and a score from Tenbury, Andrew Frampton – an
Honours student at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music – has prepared a set of parts
for the performance, reconstructing the ripieno oboe and basso continuo parts according to
Zelenka’s principles. The score and parts of the Regina coeli have been prepared by MMus
candidate from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Frederic Kiernan.
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for The History of Emotions
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