Preludes & Vollenteries 1

Posted on July 10th, 2017 by

Works for solo violin including.

The astonishing, italianate dome of St Stephen Walbrook. Photo PSS

Heinrich Biber – Passacaglia (Mystery Sonata XVI) ‘Guardian Angel, companion of Mankind’ and others by Tomasso Vitali, Giuseppe Torelli, Nicola Matteis, Biagio Marini

Played on a violin by Girolamo Amati (1628)

Plus world premiere

Peter Sheppard Skærved – ‘voil qe’m digaz cals mais vos plaz’ (Lombarda of Toulouse)

Peter Sheppard Skærved begins his exploration of the 17th Century violin, inspired by the astonishing churches of the Square Mile. This series of salons will explores the dialogue between the great architecture of Wren, Hawksmoor and Hooke, and the work of the violin makers and composers whose instruments and music flooded in the London in the years after the Restoration.

St Stephen Walbrook is one of the most unashamedly Italianate of Wren’s astonishing City churches. It is the perfect space to hear one of the great early 17th Century Cremonese violins, by Girolamo Amati, in a salon programme focussing on the Northern Italian violin style of the 1600s.

Next concert in the Series:

Preludes & Vollenteries 2: St Margaret Lothbury, 29th September 2017 6pm

Tickets (limited number) available on Eventbrite and on the door, or reservations from