Preludes & Vollenteries: a City Project

Posted on January 7th, 2017 by


1682 Sword Rest. St Mary Aldemary (Wren) City of London. 1 3 17

Preludes & Vollenteries: What is it!?

After three months of walking, practising, researching and many inspiring conversations, I can now be clear. Starting in Autumn of this year, a series of salon events in 22 of the extraordinary City churches, between Aldgate and the Fleet Street. This project responds to the artistry and history of these extraordinary buildings with music from the period for solo violin (with guests!), played on a series of historic instruments, and new works. Watch this space!

St Botolph’s Aldgate 16 3 17

Help from Gijsbrechts!

Detail of Lute tablature and violin/recorder part book from undated painting by Cornelis Norbertus Gijsbrechts or Gysbrechts (ca 1630 – c. 1675)

Cornelis Norbertus Gijsbrechts (?)-Adagio (see picture above)-‘Adagio’ 

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Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Maggini)

Workshop recording  27 3 17 Wapping

 

Anon-G minor Sarabande (Klagenfurt Handskrift C17th) (Scordatura Bflat-F-C-f)

Peter Sheppard Skaerved – Tenor Violin (Barak Norman ca 1700)

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Head bu Grinling Gibbons St Martin Ludgate (15 2 17) (C 1690)

Anon-G minor Sarabande (Klagenfurt Handskrift C17th) (Scordatura gdad)

Peter Sheppard Skaerved-At the desk 1 3 17

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The wonderful Klagenfurt Handskrift. Designed to fit into a coat pocket-tied up with a ribbon-see remains on the right

Domenico Galli (fl.1685) Sonata VI, dedicated to Francesco II of Modona & Reggio

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Peter Sheppard Skaerved- Tenor (Barak Norman ca.1700. London)
Workshop recording 18 2 17

Silver Tankard. St Vedast Foster Lane 15 2 17

Giuseppe Colombi (1635 -1694)- Sarabanda

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Playing the spectacular Amati for the first time 17 02 17, Lonson

Le Sieur de Machy-Pièces de violle (1685)

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Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Viola ‘Brothers’ Amati (1620), Bow-Antonio Airenti 2012
(Workshop Recording – 17 2 17)

Two fantastic ‘brothers’ Amati instruments. The 1629 Violin and the 1620 Viola. 17 2 17

 

Peter Sheppard Skaerved (at the desk) 16 2 17

C17th Hourglass/Sermon Timer. St Vedests. Foster Lane 15 2 17

Anon – Allemande Solo Violin (Scordatura AEAD) (Rost Codex)

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At the desk, after visiting the crypt and ossarium of St Bride’s Feet Street 15 2 17

Double Churchwarden’s Chair 1690. St Martin’s Ludgate

Anon – Allemande Solo Violin (Scordatura AEAE) (Rost Codex) & Margaret Lucas Cavendish Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1623  – 1673) – A Clasp 

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Scroll on the south door of Wren’s wonderful St Martin Ludgate Church. 13 2 17

Antonio Montanari (1676-1737) – D minor Giga for Violin alone

Peter Sheppard Skaerved (at the desk) 13 2 17 (Wooden Mute)

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Inspiration. the arched tower entrance to Wren’s St Magnus the Martyr Church 11 2 17

Allemande for solo violin (scordatura AEAE)- Anon (17th Century) from Rost Codex (ca.1680)

Peter Sheppard Skaerved (at the desk) 11 2 17

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Distinctive English Violin in Edward Collier’s 1696 painting in Tate Britain

 

Opening of the anonymous ‘Preambulus’ with scordatura instruction and complex keysignaure. 8 2 17

Preambulus for solo violin (scordatura AEAE) – Anonymous (17th Century) from Klagenfurt Handskrift

Peter Sheppard Skaerved (at the desk) 8 2 17

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Allemande for solo violin (scordatura ADAD) – Anonymous (17th Century) from the ‘Rost Codex)

Peter Sheppard Skaerved (at the desk). 4 2 17

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Wren Screen, St Margaret Lothbury. Carved by Thornton and Woodruffe ca 1683

 

 

John Playford (1623–1686/7)-Faronells Division on a Ground or ‘Hail Great Caesar’ & ‘Theatre Song’ from ‘Apollo’s Banquet: containing Instructions, and Variety of New Tunes, Ayres, Jiggs, and several new Scotch Tunes for the Treble-Violin. To which is added the tunes of the newest French Dances, now used at Court and in Dancing Schools’ 1669

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17th Century Font. St Margaret Pattens Eastcheap 31 1 17
John Playford by David Loggan

Nicola Matteis-Aria tral la maniera Francese, e la Spagnola ( ‘sminuita’ &’A due corde’) (Tenor Barak Norman)

At the desk. 11 01 17

Carved Violin (Gibbons?) ca 1676. St Botolph Aldgate 9 1 17

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Danican Philidor (22 August 1681 — 1 September 1731) – La Chasse (1718)

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The mysterious 17th Century Arch on Fish Street Hill

Domenico Gabrielli (15 April 1651 — 10 July 1690) – Ricercar 1 (1689)

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Cherub. South Door, St Mary Abchurch. Christopher Wren 1681-1686. Photographed 7 1 17

Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Tenor Violin Barak Norman(c.1670–c.1740) ca.1700 (at the desk recording 7 1 17)

Eyck, Jacob van-‘Fantasia & Echo’ (Der Fluyten Lust-Hof 1644)

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Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Maggini)

St Katherine Cree (1630) Groundplan

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