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Scottish Ensemble: Baroque Dance Party

16 March 2017 at 7:30pm

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Johannes Fischer: percussion

Bach: Air on the G String (from Orchestral Suite No.3, BWV 1068)
Johannes Fischer: Air
Purcell: Suite from The Fairy Queen, Z.629
Telemann: Tafelmusik [recomposed by Johannes Fischer]
Bach knew how to throw a party. So did Telemann, and Purcell. With the great Baroque masters as our inspiration, we’re taking five string instruments, a harpsichord and some Baroque percussion and hosting our own.

From the soaring pomp of Bach’s Air on the G String, one of the most famous melodies in history, to the rhythmic elegance of the orchestral suite from Purcell’s Fairy Queen opera, the sound of the Baroque court is our rich drawing board for this concert of historic dance music.

Telemann’s Tafelmusik will be served with a twist. Playing from an electronic ‘sound table’ - one of his own creations - percussionist and composer Johannes Fischer will enhance the joyous collection of dances by creating loops and patterns from fragments of the music as you hear it.

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This event includes an SE BLETHER – a 30 minute pre-concert talk at the Kirk at 6.45pm.  Hosted by composer and percussionist Johannes Fischer, who will then play in the concert.

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PLEASE NOTE: This performance takes place at Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ
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Event Scottish Ensemble: Baroque Dance Party
Date 16 March 2017 at 7:30pm
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