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Baroque music for choir and saxophones

Corvus Consort (vocal ensemble) and Ferio Saxophone Quartet

Baroque choral music arranged for voices and saxophone quartet.

The Corvus Consort and Ferio Saxophone Quartet come together to present a programme of Baroque choral music, in new arrangements for voices and saxophones. This collaboration builds on the success of ‘Revive’, the Ferio Saxophone Quartet’s 2018 disc of Baroque transcriptions, and can be seen in action in their video, produced during the Coronavirus lockdown, of Bach’s accompanied chorale ‘Jesus bleibet meine Freude’ (‘Jesu joy of man’s desiring’).

The programme will explore the close interaction between the timbres of voices and saxophones in a variety of Baroque works, ranging from the Early to the High, the fast to the slow, the joyful to the elegaic. Featured composers will include Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and Purcell, as well as late Renaissance antiphonal music by Giovanni Gabrieli.

There will also be separate items for choir alone, and for saxophone quartet, drawn from the repertoire of ‘Revive’.

Programme to include:

Johann Sebastian Bach – Jesus bleibet meine Freude, from Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147
Johann Sebastian Bach – Zion hört die Wächter singen, from Wachet Auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140
Antonio Vivaldi – Gloria (1st movement)
Henry Purcell – Come, ye sons of art
Further proposals
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