Such beautiful music, and a lovely performance.

Is this the future of music? I wonder. The singers are spaced far apart. The audience, as you can see, are also sitting far from one another.

And still I look and worry about the spread of droplets (Anyone who has watched singers on stage know about the “spitting” that can happen, but there are also the unseen droplets that occur.) My understanding is that anything indoors at this point is dangerous. Here in my area even church services outdoors, with people masked and sitting at a distance, are not to sing. So I wonder how things will fare for people at concerts such as this one.

From the YouTube page:

Von der Kunst zu leben – und der Kunst zu sterben | Werke von Purcell / Schütz / Schein / Tomkins / Weelkes / J.M. Bach / Wilbye | Stuttgarter Stiftskirche, Juli 2020
00:00 – Purcell: Hear my prayer, O Lord
02:30 – Purcell: Remember not, Lord, our offences
05:44 – Schütz: Die mit Tränen säen
09:34 – Schein: Da Jakob vollendet hat
14:06 – Schütz: Selig sind die Toten
18:09 – Tomkins: When David heard
23:08 – Weelkes: When David heard
27:31 – J. M. Bach: Unser Leben währet siebzig Jahr
30:30 – J. M. Bach: Halt was du hast / Jesu meine Freude
36:53 – Wilbye: O wretched man
40:00 – Wilbye: Draw on, sweet night

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