Vykintas Baltakas’ Incantatio (2019) for voice solo will be premiered by soprano Irene Kurka on Friday 20 September 2019 at the Musica Sacra Festival Maastricht.
Lithuanian culture still has strong ties to its pagan roots. The text for Incantatio is based on a traditional curse against snake bites. This type of verse was pronounced backwards which provides an interesting structure, a fine challenge for a composer to rebuild its original meaning.
Incantatio was commissioned by festival Musica Sacra Maastricht for Irene Kurka.
Composers Edition is proud to present Incantatio, as well as other works by Vykintas Baltakas, available for purchase through our website.
Friday 20 September 2019, 10pm
beten / prayer – Irene Kurka, at Musica Sacra Festival Maastricht
Programme includes the world premiere of Vykintas Baltakas Incantatio, also works by Johannes Schachtner, Hildegard von Bingen, and Walter Zimmermann.
Keizerzaal St. Servaasbasiliek