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Gonzaga Band, The

Included in the NCEM online directory

Included in the Nema 2010 Early Music Yearbook and Performers Directory

Period(s) Renaissance, Baroque
Style of ensemble Consort

Biography

The Gonzaga Band was formed by the cornettist Jamie Savan in 1997, in order to explore historical approaches to the performance of vocal and instrumental music of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The ensemble takes its name from the ducal family of Mantua: the Gonzagas were powerful and influential patrons of the arts in the late Renaissance, who employed Claudio Monteverdi as their maestro della musica.

Performing most often as a chamber ensemble with a core of soprano, cornett and keyboards, the primary focus of the group is in the intimate relationship between vocal and instrumental performance practice. The Gonzaga Band expands on occasion to include other like-minded vocal and period-instrument specialists according to the particular requirements of each programme.

The Gonzaga Band is renowned for its innovative programming, underpinned by the latest scholarly research, which shines new light on the repertoire and its interpretation. The Gonzaga Band has released two CDs on the Chandos label to international critical acclaim: Sacred Garland (2009) and Chamber Vespers(2011).

Sample programme

Main contact name
Jamie Savan

Postal address
33 College Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5DJ

Telephone Number
07889 334886

Email address
jamie.savan@gmail.com

Website address
www.gonzagaband.co.uk

Other associated sites
http://www.facebook.com/gonzagaband