York Early Music Online Festival

The Society of Strange & Ancient Instruments Online

Premiere: Saturday 17 July 1.00pm
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


When & Where

NCEM Online
Plenty of tickets
Fri, Aug 13

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