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Passacaglia

Included in the NCEM online directory

Included in the Nema 2010 Early Music Yearbook and Performers Directory

Period(s) Baroque
Style of ensemble Vocal, Instrumental

Biography

For many years the baroque ensemble Passacaglia has been acclaimed for its engaging and charismatic performances of seventeenth and eighteenth century chamber music, featuring the unique sound of recorders, flutes, violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord.

Featuring some of the UK's leading period instrument players, the ensemble has appeared at London's Wigmore Hall and Southbank and has toured in Scotland, Scandinavia, Ireland and America. The ensemble has featured on numerous BBC and worldwide radio broadcasts and has so far recorded five albums, for Linn Records, Naxos and BCR (the ensemble's own in-house label).

'A performance of irrepressible joy' Gramophone

'Finely crafted performances from a star line-up' Early Music Review

'Each a superb Musician, they form a tight, sensitive ensemble that plays with great passion...Passacaglia played the seven musical vignettes like seasoned storytellers recounting a good yarn' Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

'Outstanding...Passacaglia remain one of my favourite instrumental groups' Early Music Review


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Sample programme

Main contact name
Annabel Knight

Postal address
Threshing Barn, Lodge Yard, Kemble, Glos, GL7 6AD

Members Names
Annabel Knight - Recorders, baroque flute
Oliver Webber - Violin
Louise Bradbury - Recorders
Reiko Ichise - Viola da Gamba
Robin Bigwood - Harpsichord

Guest artists:
Eligio Quinteiro - Theorbo/guitar
Tobie Miller - Hurdy Gurdy

Telephone Number
01285 771155 and 07941 675920

Email address
Annabel@passacaglia.com

Website address
www.passacaglia.com

YouTube website address
http://www.youtube.com/user/passacaglia415

Other associated sites
http://twitter.com/passacaglia415 http://www.facebook.com/passacaglia415/