A series of night-time concerts at the Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which offers an opportunity to reflect upon the mystery of the Assumption. During each of the concerts, the performing artists ease the listeners into the unique auditory ambience. The musical events are intertwined with the spiritual context of the Holy Week, allowing the participants to gain a deeper understanding and experience its sacrum. Each of the concerts is a solo recital by a virtuoso harpsichordist presenting truly unique pieces composed in bygone eras.  


Justin Taylor – harpsichord 

An outstanding harpsichordist Justin Taylor presents a programme of Renaissance and Baroque works by Antonio Valente, Maddalena Casulana, Alessandro Scarlatti and Johann Sebastian Bach. A musical journey during which Taylor freely wanders between epochs, styles and forms. 



Antonio Valente (1520 – after 1580) Fantasia del primo tono  

Maddalena Casulana (ca. 1544 – ca. 1590) S’alcun vi mira 

Antonio Valente Tenore de Zefiro con dodeci mutanze  

Gioseffo Zarlino (1517–1590) Duo del primo modo  

Girolamo Diruta (1554–1610) Dos del primo modo  

Asciano Mayone (1570–1627) Toccata quinta per il cimbalo cromatico  

Antonio Valente 

Lo ballo dell’intorcia con sette mutanze  

Gagliarda napolitana con molte mutanze 

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660–1725) Arpeggio (from Toccata in D minor 

Johann Sebasstian Bach (1685–1750) Chromatic Fantasia BWV 903  

Benedetto Marcello (1686–1739) Adagio (from VII Sonata for harpsichord)  

Johann Sebasstian Bach (?) Andante Anh 151  

Johann Sebasstian Bach 

Toccata in E minor BWV 914  

Allegro (cadence) from Concerto in C major BWV 594 (after Antonii Vivaldi’s Concerto in D major “Grosso Mogul” RV 208) 

Italian Concerto BWV 971