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
Andriessen: Overture to Orpheus
Tickets £15 (adults), £6 (children aged 16 and under)
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: https://strettonfestival.org.uk/passacaglia/
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.
The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Rd, London SE1 8TJ
Festive Music for flute, recorder, viola da gamba and harpsichord, including a new arrangement of Corelli’s much loved Christmas Concerto, haunting French carol tunes and evocations of the sounds of shepherds, bells and angels.