The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble
THURSDAY 01 JANUARY - 12:00 AM
ECHOES OF VENICE
Gawain Glenton, Conor Hastings, Andrea Inghisciano cornetts
Emily White, Tom Lees, Adrian France sackbuts
Robin Bigwood organ
Cornetts and sackbuts conjure up the definitive sound of 16th and 17th century Venice, when the floating city – rich, powerful, beautiful and home to some of the finest musicians Europe has ever produced – still reigned supreme in the Adriatic. Virtuoso period instrumental ensemble ECSE’s introduction to this lost world brings to life music that echoed around St Marks, entertained nobility in sumptuous palaces on the Grand Canal, or was performed in the winding streets and open squares of this most captivating of cities. The programme features music by Claudio Monteverdi, Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli, Alessandro Grandi and Claudio Merulo, and also includes the two winning pieces from the 2018 NCEM young Composers Award (www.ncem.co.uk/composersaward2018).
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