Part of the Worcester College Epiphanytide Festival.
Mary-Jannet Leith - Recorders
Magdalena Loth-Hill - Baroque Violin
Florence Petit - Baroque Cello
Thomas Allery - Harpsichord
Ensemble Hesperi presents a varied programme of music from the thrilling musical scene of 18th century London, including music by leading Scottish Baroque composer James Oswald, who in the 1740s created a secret musical society called 'The Temple of Apollo'. As a publisher and composer himself, he encountered musicians and composers from all over Europe, several of whom joined became members of his society. For example, the Italian virtuoso oboist and composer, Sammartini, was a close acquaintance of Oswald, as was Geminiani, who loved Scottish folk tunes and wrote several of his own arrangements and variations of these. The programme will also feature a delightful trio sonata by a Scottish aristocrat, the 6th Earl of Kellie, whose eccentric lifestyle and wonderful musicianship earned him the nickname 'Fiddler Tam'. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about this fascinating moment in London's musical story, and to hear some rare gems of Scottish-influenced Baroque music.
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