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Welcome to Beautiful Venice – with Philip Thorby

October 23 @ 10:00 am - October 24 @ 5:00 pm


Philip will introduce us to a feast of music showing Venice at her most extravagant and sumptuous best in order to welcome royal and distinguished guests.  In 1574 King Henri III of France visited the Serenissima and Andrea Gabrieli wrote the 10 part “Ecco Vinegia Bella” for the occasion. The King attended services in San Marco and we will represent this with Andrea Gabrieli’s sumptuous 16 part Gloria and Claudio Merulo’s setting of the Te Deum verse “Salvum Fac Populum”. Andrea also composed “Dal Gran Tuonante” for a distinguished lady visitor.

In this 2 day workshop we will also enjoy Giovanni Gabrieli’s 12 part motet “Virtute Magna” in honour of St Mark and “Udite, Chiari” to celebrate the Sposalizio, the annual ceremony when the Doge marries Venice to the sea.


This workshop is for all voices, cornets, sackbuts, curtals, recorders, viols, violins and continuo instruments. The pitch will be 440.

Welcome to Beautiful Venice – with Philip Thorby


October 23 @ 10:00 am
October 24 @ 5:00 pm
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Philip Thorby


Solihull School