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Mozart's Attic - Thursday, July 7th 10:00 pm

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Leonard Bernstein

The Most Serene Republic of Venice tended to do its  celebrations in a big way. And what could be greater cause for celebration than a naval victory over the Ottoman Turks in 1571? It called for an annual grand vesper service in the cathedral. This week we have a re-creation of what the festivities might have sounded like in the early  17th century with music of Viadana, Monteverdi, both Gabrielis. Palestrina, and others.

The vespers will take up most of this week's program, but just to hear something completely different, we'll follow it with Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms .. and then maybe a little more from Lenny's wide catalog of works

Originally from central Massachusetts, Jay has called the Space Coast home for more than 30 years. He began his association with WFIT in the late '90s as a dumpster diver for office furniture in response to a broadcast plea for a new chair from a frustrated disc jockey. (WFIT has come a long way since.)