23.2.18. The collaboration with Alberto Sanna, John, and the St Anne’s Camerata continued with a stunning performance that saw three groups join forces – The Camerata, Oxybaroxy (the Oxfordshire music service early music group) and Early Music as Education.
William Corbett (1680–1748) Le Bizzarie Universali in Four Parts, op. 8 (1728): no. 6 ‘Alla Venetiana’ in C
Giovanni Lorenzo Gregori (1663–1745) Concerti grossi per due violini concertati con i ripieni se piace, op. 2 (1698): no. 9 in G minor
Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713) Concerti grossi con duoi violini e violoncello di concertino obligati, op. 6 (1714): no. 10 in C
George Frideric Handel (1685–1759) Twelve Grand Concertos, op. 6 (1741): no. 1 in G major HWV 319
Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713) Concerti grossi con duoi violini e violoncello di concertino obligati, op. 6 (1714): no. 9 in F
Early Music As Education:Educating is transforming lives through repeated exposure to the unknown, the unfamiliar or the different. Irrespective of age, background and training, the study of the music of European civilisations has the potential to transform individual lives through the acquisition of specialised knowledge and skills, and the development of cultural, social and economic relations.
‘Early music’ is a colloquial name for the musical cultures of the European peoples between the Commercial Revolution of the fifteenth century and the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century – before the large-scale exploitation of natural resources through advanced technical means, the mass production and world-wide commercialisation of goods, the replacement of the master-pupil model of instruction with the class format.
In a less narrow sense, ‘early music’ is a way of interpreting European music from the earliest written record to the late nineteenth century according to historical performance practices and, when possible, on period or copies of period instruments. An early-music specialist is a musician, usually trained to conservatoire standards, whose interpretations of pre-1900 repertoires are informed by musicological findings about historical performance practices (so-called ‘historically informed performance’ or HIP).
Early Music as education (EMAE) is a registered charity based in Liverpool that promotes the cultural, social and economic value of early music through regular educational, recreational and scholarly activities. In particular, in collaboration with schools and other organisations, EMAE offers to select string players aged 11 to 16 free training in HIP and chamber music under the guidance of expert theoreticians and practitioners in the field.