Musica Ficta

Musica Ficta

Taking a fresh look at early music in a contemporary setting,

The programme features Sonata Pian’ e Forte by the 16th century Venetian composer Giovanni Gabrieli and music from The Draughtsman’s Contract by Michael Nyman. Advocates of authenticity and period instruments will almost certainly be dismayed, as Charlie Barber + Band take early music apart to find out what makes it tick…

Also included is music by Simon Thorne, Peter Reynolds and Barnaby Oliver, who have been invited to contribute new interpretations of music by Monteverdi, Machaut and Handel for the 12-piece Band.

Music direction: Charlie Barber

Musicians: James Mainwaring (clarinet, saxophones), Mike Starr (clarinet, saxophones), Simon Reeves (trumpet), Gwyn Daniels (trombone), David Appleton (piano), Jonathan Helm (percussion), Henry Johnson (percussion), Alison Francis (violin), Tim Davies (violin), Richard Mainwaring (viola), Sharon McKinley (cello), Robin Hames (basses)

Company manager: Alex Lemmon

Marketing + publicity: Kathryn Maloney


29.05.93CARDIFFCity United Reformed Church

With the financial support of: Holst Foundation, Michael Tippett Musical Foundation, Musicians’ Union, Performing Right Society, South Glamorgan County Council and South-east Wales Arts Association




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