Preludes & Vollenteries – 2020 Cycle

Posted on November 24th, 2019 by

January 10th, January 23rd, February 7th, March 5th. Scroll down for details!

Friday January 10th 6pm St Mary Aldemary -Watling Street, London EC4M 9BW

Rehearsal. Colin Still setting up to record Preludes & Vollenteries in St Mary Aldemary

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Programme to include:
Westhoff – A Major Suite
Matteis – Divisons
Vilsmayr – Scordatura partita from ‘Artificiosus Concentus pro Camera’
Baltzar – Divsions on ‘Come John Kiss me Now’
Anonymous – Sonata on ‘Wie schoene leuchtet der Morgenstern’
Plus: Jörg Widmann – Étude 1

‘Preludes & Vollenteries’ takes its name from a collection of works for solo violin published in London in 1700. The concert series explores the music and instruments of the decades when Wren, Hooke & Hawksmoor’s churches rose the devastation of the Great Fire. This concert will include a first chance to hear the earliest dated British viola, made just over London Bridge in 1641, paired with an anonymous sonata from 1690, based on the hymn ‘How Brightly Shines the Morning Star’

As in every concert, tonight’s event includes one of the hundreds of works dedicated to Peter by composers worldwide. This one, a haunting prelude, inspired by another great city, and the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, by the celebrated German composer Jörg Widmann

Thursday January 23rd 6pm St Botolph without Bishopsgate.

My home for the evening. Preludes & Vollenteries 18 . A little Westhoff, a little Pisendel, a little Tartini, a little Sculthorpe in the wonderful space of St Botolphs’ Bishopsgate

‘Expressive & scarcely believable virtuosity’ – PN Review November 2019

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Programme to include:

Hemlich Roman – Assagi in C mInor & A Major
Pergolesi – 2 Movements from ‘Stabat Mater’
Telemann – E minor Fantasia
Plus: Paul Ruders – Summers Prelude & Winter’s Fuug

‘Preludes & Vollenteries’ explores music & instruments heard in the years after the reconstruction of City churches devastated in the ‘Great Fire’. This concert includes solo works (‘Assagi’) by the first great Swedish baroque composer Johann Helmich Roman, Telemann ‘Fantasies’, plus Poul Ruders ‘Summer’s Prelude & Winter’s Fugue’, inspired by Peter’s passionate advocacy of contrapuntal writing for the violin. First chance to hear a Thomas Smith violin (overleaf) – one of the most beautiful made in London at the time of the reconstruction of St Botolph’s

Friday February 7th 6pm- St Anne & St Agnes Gresham Street

Delighted to share the stage with Olwen Foulkes at St Anne and St Agness January 2018 16 1 18 (Photo Malene kaerved)

St Anne & St Agnes/VOCES8 Centre, Gresham St, EC2V 7BX
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Preludes by Henry Purcell, Ambrogio Lonati
Anonymous works from the Klagenfurt Manuscript (ca 1685) & the Rost Codex (ca 1680)
Plus: Michael Alec Rose – ‘Chapter House’
(World Premiere)

‘Preludes & Vollenteries’ explores solo music & string instruments of the late 1600s, in the astonishing churches built & reconstructed after the ‘Great Fire’. St Anne & St Agnes is Sir Christopher Wren’s most overtly ‘Dutch Church’. Its crystalline acoustics are perfect for a programme framing a dialogue between two powerfully individual voices – Ambrogio Lonati, exiled Queen Christina of Sweden’s violinist in Rome, & Nashville-based Michael Alec Rose. Rose has written Peter a wonderful series of solo works, since they began collaborating 15 years ago. Played on extraordinary 17th century instruments from Italy & London

Thursday March 5th 6pm St Mary Abchurch EC4N 7BW

Programme details to be announced shortly.

Completely enchanted playing at St Mary Abchurch. Preludes & Vollenteries 3. Photos. Malene Malene Sheppard Skaerved