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Johann Rosenmüller

March 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

£15 – £20

Workshop for voices and Baroque instruments (A=415) with William Carslake.

Following his early career in Leipzig, Rosenmüller spent over twenty years in Venice where he was Maestro di Coro at the Ospedale della Pieta (like Vivaldi after him). At the end of his career he returned to Germany and settled in Wolfenbuttel. There is a fine blend of Italian and German styles in these appealing and approachable pieces of sacred music which show the influence of both Corelli and Schütz. Before emigrating to Italy in the late 1650s Rosenmüller had already been there briefly in 1645/46 and the trip had a decisive influence on his style. This can be heard in his two famous collections of 1648 and1652/3,the Kern -Spruche (Core Sayings) and Andere Kern Spruchen (Other Core Sayings )The word painting is evocative and the sudden turns of harmony can take you
by surprise! If you don’t yet know him you’re in for a treat.

Repertoire: Rosenmüller, Siehe an die Werke Gottes
Rosenmüller, Lauda Jerusalem
Rosenmüller, Also hat Gott
Rosenmüller, Magnificat

Instruments: One harpsichord and one chamber organ (or electronic organ) at A415 or two harpsichords at A415.
One or two theorbos. All keyboard and theorbo players need to be comfortable reading figured bass.
Strings with baroque set ups, or modern instruments with gut strings and baroque bows:
violins; violas or tenor/bass viols; baroque cellos
Sackbuts, cornets, curtals and recorders are welcome.

William is Artistic Director of Farnborough Symphony Orchestra
and Imperial College Sinfonietta and was Music Director for the Royal Ballet’s Elizabeth in
2018 and 2016. He is passionate about Renaissance and Baroque music and directs
programmes for EMF forums, Lacock Choral Courses and Benslow Music. (more on the leaflet available below)

Johann Rosenmüller


March 21, 2020
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
£15 – £20
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Tutor: William Carslake


Coton Centre, Tamworth
Church Comberford Road
Tamworth, B79 9AA United Kingdom

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