A musical offering: the art of eloquence

Medium musical offering

Sunday 14 October, 3.00 pm

Little Missenden Festival: Church of St John the Baptist, Little Missenden, Amersham, Bucks HP7 0RA

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Musical Offering (BWV 1079) is a late work that looks both back to the tradition in which he worked and forwards to the music of his sons. We play this dazzling piece in the context of music by Bach’s esteemed elders: Buxtehude and Pachelbel

The music

Johann Pachelbel (1653–1706): Canon in D major

Johann Pachelbel: Suite in F sharp minor

Dieterich Buxtehude (c. 1637–1707): Toccata in G major for harpsichord, BuxWV 165

Dieterich Buxtehude: Trio in C major for violin, viola da gamba, and basso continuo, BuxGW 266

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750): The Musical Offering, BWV 1079

The musicians

(Marion Moonen flute, Nicolette Moonen violin, Anna Curzon violin / viola, Flora Curzon violin / viola, Reiko Ichise viola da gamba, Silas Wollston harpsichord)