Friday 24 June, 7.30pm at St Bartholomew's Church
In Transit to the Baroque
The tale of the birth of the baroque typically focuses on vocal music but this concert tells a parallel story from the point of view of instrumental music, featuring music by Sermisy, Willaert, Bertali and Frescobaldi.
The tale of the birth of the baroque typically focuses on vocal music and the new style of singing that emerged in Florence around 1600. This concert tells a parallel story from the point of view of instrumental music, following the twin strands of improvising on vocal music, and the evolution of more abstract, purely instrumental forms such as toccatas and fantasias. Featuring music from the renaissance world of Sermisy and Willaert to the thoroughly baroque music of Bertali and Frescobaldi.
Gawain Glenton cornetto
Oliver Webber violin
Emily White sackbut
Richard Boothby viol
Silas Wollston organ