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Musica Mundi

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Period(s) Renaissance, Baroque
Style of ensemble Instrumental

Sample soundtrack
"O quam tu pulchra es" by Alessandro Grandi

Biography

Musica Mundi is a well-established ensemble based in Bristol, dedicated to communicating the excitement and immediacy of music of the 17th- and 18th-centuries to audiences via a combination of lively programming and historically informed performance practice. The group also has an interest in contemporary music, and has commissioned and performed new works for early instruments. For renaissance and baroque concerts, the core of the group is an ensemble of voice, cello/gamba and harpsichord, but it can be expanded to include full strings and/or wind instruments. Musica Mundi also reflects the growing interest in the expressive power of the clavichord; programmes including keyboard music and songs by Haydn, Mozart and their contemporaries have been enthusiastically received. Musica Mundi has performed throughout the UK and overseas at venues including National Trust properties, universities, and music clubs. Musica Mundi takes particular care in planning its programmes, aiming to combine coherence with variety. Performances often integrate music with linking narration. This has proved particularly popular: a recent review comments ' witty and enlightening commentary on the music added to our appreciation of the repertoire'

Sample programme

Main contact name
David Griffel

Postal address
75 Redland Road, Bristol, BS6 6AQ

Members Names
Clare Griffel - voice
Heather Gibbard - baroque cello, viola da gamba
David Griffel - harpsichord, clavichord

Telephone Number
0117 9429502

Email address
contact@musicamundi.co.uk

Website address
www.musicamundi.co.uk