The Bach Players at the Octagon Chapel, Norwich
Thursday 10 July 2014 7.30pm
From Venice to Hamburg
Italian and German music in the ‘Stylus Phantasticus’
works by Schmelzer, Marini, Froberger and others
Unusual music for unusual instruments!
A summer concert of instrumental music presents a fascinating programme exploring seventeenth-century links between Italy and Germany, in the exuberant style known as Stylus Phantasticus.
Many of the composers are not well known, but it is wonderfully imaginative music and you know by now the Bach Players’ knack of putting together marvellous programmes of top quality lesser known works. Nothing dusty or straight-laced here!
It is also a chance to discover the exciting sounds of the cornetto, sackbut and dulcian. The concert has been entitled ‘seventeenth-century jazz’ because in the course of the tutti pieces each instrument also has a virtuosic solo demonstrating the skill of the player and the special sound of the instrument.
Do not miss this uplifting concert, warm sounds and catchy rhythms uniting to create a perfect summer entertainment, with drinks in the Octagon garden at the interval.
Thursday 10 July 2014 7.30 pm
The Octagon Chapel
Norwich NR3 1BN
also at St John’s Downshire Hill,
Saturday 12 July 2014
Tickets: £17.50 & £12.50
Students: £5 (on the door only)
online, from Ticket Source
or from Prelude Records
25B St Giles Street
Norwich NR2 1JN
phone 01603 628319
and on the door