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July 2021

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Bach and Buxtehude

Tuesday 6 July, 5.00 pm

Leamington Music: St Mary’s Church, Old Square, Warwick CV34 4RA

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A musical offering

Tuesday 6 July, 8.00 pm

Leamington Music: St Mary’s Church, Old Square, Warwick CV34 4RA

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Musical Offering (BWV 1079) is a late work that both looks back to the tradition in which he was grounded and forward to the music of his sons. The concert opens with a sonata by Buxtehude, Bach’s admired elder: we hear the ‘stylus phantasticus’ in full flight, with its unpredictable structures and sometimes startling improvisatory freedoms. The Musical Offering is often taken to be a disjointed collection of fragments, dominated by the culminating, beautiful trio sonata. This performance treats the work as an essay in the musical rhetoric in which Bach was immersed. The succession of canons and fugues become a speech – a musical oration, in which factual statements are then elaborated on and developed in argumentative sections, interspersed with charming passages that may seduce the listener. The sonata then gives free rein to the whole spectrum of emotions. The work concludes with a final, calming ‘perpetual canon’. This is a chance to hear Bach’s famous piece with fresh ears. Find out more

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All Bach

Friday 9 July, 7.30 pm

Chichester Chamber Concerts: Assembly Room, Chichester Council House, North Street, Chichester PO19 1LQ

For our first concerts since March 2019 and the eruption here of the Covid pandemic, we return to the music of J.S. Bach. Substantial pieces that feature the flute open and close the concert: the B minor Orchestral Suite and the fifth Brandenburg Concerto. These great works are complemented by two arrangements of music from his keyboard masterpieces: Canons from the Goldberg Variations, and a selection of Fugues from the Art of Fugue. Find out more

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All Bach

Sunday 18 July, 3.00 pm

Concerts at Cratfield: St Mary’s, Church Road, Cratfield, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 0BU

For our first concerts since March 2019 and the eruption here of the Covid pandemic, we return to the music of J.S. Bach. Substantial pieces that feature the flute open and close the concert: the B minor Orchestral Suite and the fifth Brandenburg Concerto. These great works are complemented by two arrangements of music from his keyboard masterpieces: Canons from the Goldberg Variations, and a selection of Fugues from the Art of Fugue.
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All Bach

Wednesday 21 July, 5.30 pm

Haddo House, Methlick, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 7EQ

For our first concerts since March 2019 and the eruption here of the Covid pandemic, we return to the music of J.S. Bach. Substantial pieces that feature the flute open and close the concert: the B minor Orchestral Suite and the fifth Brandenburg Concerto. These great works are complemented by two arrangements of music from his keyboard masterpieces: Canons from the Goldberg Variations, and a selection of Fugues from the Art of Fugue.
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All Bach

Saturday 24 July, 7.30 pm

King’s Lynn Festival

For our first concerts since March 2019 and the eruption here of the Covid pandemic, we return to the music of J.S. Bach. Substantial pieces that feature the flute open and close the concert: the B minor Orchestral Suite and the fifth Brandenburg Concerto. These great works are complemented by two arrangements of music from his keyboard masterpieces: Canons from the Goldberg Variations, and a selection of Fugues from the Art of Fugue. Find out more

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