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  • Tue

    Passacaglia Duo


    Owlpen Manor, nr Stroud GL11 5BZ

    Part of Woodhouse Recorder Week Summer School

    Annabel Knight - Recorders
    Robin Bigwood - Harpsichord

    In this recital forming part of the annual Woodhouse Recorder Week, Annabel and Robin will perform music from across the centuries for recorders and harpsichord, exploring the theme of change and transformation. The old and the new jostle together in this fascinating mix of works including early pieces by Josquin, Van Eyck and Blavet, alongside beautiful, mystical soundscapes by Louis Andriessen and Peter Hannan. All against the idyllic backdrop of Owlpen Manor's historic Cyder Barn.

    Licensed bar available at the interval

    Programme to include:

    Blavet: Sonata La Chauvet
    Josquin, with divisions after Ganassi: Plusieurs Regrets
    Rubbra: Passacaglia Sopra Plusieurs Regrets
    Van Eyck: Variations on Doen Daphne
    Peter Hannan: RSRCH 4/83
    Jacob: Sonatina
    Andriessen: Overture to Orpheus

    Tickets £15 (adults), £6 (children aged 16 and under)



  • Thu

    Music ‘A la mode’: Entertainments for an English Gentleman


    Church Stretton Arts Festival

    Church Stretton School Theatre, Church Stretton, SY6 6EX

    The eighteenth century saw a rapid rise in ‘genteel’ music-making in England, fuelled both by an easy availability of sheet music and a new fashion for amateur instrument playing. Popular arias from London’s opera houses and pleasure gardens were eagerly re-created in the domestic setting, whilst the larger country houses could play host to some of the famous musicians of the day. Passacaglia’s programme includes small-scale music by both native and ‘adopted’ English composers (including Arne, Handel and Geminiani), together with a helping of music in the highly fashionable Scottish folk style.

    With guest soprano, Gillian Keith

    More information:

     Passacaglia in studio with instruments, sitting on step

  • Sat

    Passacaglia at Music in Lyddington


    St Andrew's Church, Lyddington, Rutland


    Full details coming soon

  • Sat

    Vivaldi Undercover


    Malmesbury Abbey Concerts Society

    Passacaglia perform music by Vivaldi.. with a twist! Includes music from The Seasons re-worked by French baroque maverick Nicolas Chedeville, JS Bach's transcriptions of two famous Vivaldi Concertos, and Passacaglia's very own take on the Red Priest's virtuosic variations on La Follia.

    More information and tickets