THE SOCIETY OF STRANGE & ANCIENT INSTRUMENTS ONLINE
On sale until: Friday 6 August 5.00pm
View on demand until: Friday 13 August 5.00pm
£10.00 (£60.00 Festival Pass)
Reiko Ichise trumpet marine, bass viol
Jean Kelly trumpet marine, harp
Clare Salaman trumpet marine, nyckelharpa, director
Emilia Benjamin trumpet marine, bass viol
Steven Player dancer, actor, musician
The Trumpet Marine Project
A towering instrument with a single bowed string and a host of sympathetically resonating strings, the ‘trumpet marine’ was used as a trumpet substitute for the use of nuns, but also became an unusual vehicle for virtuosic musical display in the late 17th century. Despite its magnificent sound and striking appearance, it has rarely been seen since. Here is a chance to hear a reimagining of ‘A Rare Concert of four Trumpets Marine’ given in London in 1674, alongside a newly commissioned piece by NCEM Young Composer, Liam Connery.
‘their vibrant, carefree virtuosity was as enthralling as ever’ Early Music Today
The NCEM is available to hire for anniversaries, birthday parties, wedding receptions, conferences, dinners and musical events.